Teresa Giudice calls her family’s weekly visits at Danbury “draining,” adding that she gave all her attention to the girls: “My poor honey, he would have to sit and just watch us.”
“I thanked God to be outside a lot,” she says. “Some girls didn’t see sunlight for 11 months.”
“I met a lot of wonderful women,” says Giudice, 43. “We helped each other.”
“Before going in, I used to think everyone in prison is so bad, but they’re so not,” says the RHONJ star.
Giudice says she was “in a fog” when she reported to Danbury. “I didn’t cry until it turned out I couldn’t call my family. You have to wait until your money [for calls] hits,” she says. “But I tried to stay in the mindframe of, ‘I’m gonna do what I have to do, get it done and then come home.’ “