She's serving a 15-month sentence in a federal prison for fraud

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It’s been almost six months since she turned herself in to a federal prison in Connecticut to serve time for fraud, and on Thursday, Teresa Giudice sent a message to her fans via Twitter.

“Thank you for your outpouring of support and standing by me through this most difficult time,” her message read. “Love love love you all!”

It’s the second message that the Real Housewives of New Jersey star has sent out via Twitter since she walked into the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury to serve 15 months after being found guilty last October.

The 43-year-old has been visited almost every weekend by her family, including daughters Gia, 13, Milania, 9, Gabriella, 8, and Audriana, 5. She also keeps in touch with them via phone calls and emails.

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Shortly after her incarceration, Giudice earned an early release date – she’ll be out on Feb. 5, 2016, a few months shy of her original sentence – and once she gets home, her husband, Joe, will start his own 41-month stint behind bars.