Teresa Giudice received some good news and some bad news from U.S. District Court on Wednesday regarding her upcoming 15-month stint in jail.
Judge Ester Salas told Giudice, 42, during a conference call with her lawyer that she will serve her sentence at a prison camp in Danbury, Conn., The Star-Ledger reports. The Real Housewives of New Jersey star has requested to serve time in the minimum-security prison, which served as the inspiration for the hit Netflix prison series Orange Is the New Black, because it is approximately 80 miles from her family's New Jersey home and would allow for her husband and their four daughters to visit her.
However, the judge also said that she will not recommend that Giudice serve most of her sentence in a halfway house, as requested, which would have allowed her to work and visit her home on weekends.
That denial came a day after prosecutors sent a letter to Salas opposing Giudice's halfway house request. "The Court made detailed, express findings on the record about the need to sentence defendant to jail," they wrote, according to the newspaper. " To amend the judgment now to include a recommendation of 12 months in a halfway house would be to undercut all of these findings completely."
Giudice is expected to surrender to authorities on Jan. 5, 2015. After she completes her time behind bars, her husband, Joe, will begin his 41-month sentence.