Teresa Giudice Dishes About Parties, Diet Plans & Spa Services in Prison -- for Reals

Well that's not exactly what we were expecting. Teresa Giudice has written a tell-all book about her time in prison, and it includes parties, a diet plan, and even spa services. Okay, in all fairness, it's not what you're thinking.


The Real Housewives of New Jersey star spent almost a year behind bars in Danbury Correctional, where she was serving her sentence for fraud. She got out two days before Christmas, just in time to spend the holiday with her husband Joe and their four daughters, and she just released a new book.

In Turning the Tables: From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again, Teresa describes her time in prison -- from the horrifying to the uplifting. For instance, she claims that the prison food was all expired, and some inmates even claimed they found maggots in the rice.

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The reality star shared with People magazine, "I was grossed out and never wanted to eat rice again, but at the same time I was starting to cut out the carbs, so it kind of worked anyway." And who said prison couldn't be healthy?

Would you believe that inmates even got to have parties? Teresa wrote that she had no idea prison parties existed, but that she went to her first one the first week she was there. It was a turkey dinner complete with celebratory speeches for an inmate who was being released.

She described another party -- this time for a birthday -- when one of the women made a dress out of T-shirts for the guest of honor. "She loved it and ran down the hall to the bathroom to try it on," Giudice recalled in her book. "She came back out and modeled it for us, pretending to walk like a supermodel on the runway -- but in the streets of Danbury. We all laughed and cheered for her. I was having such a good time that for a minute, I actually forgot I was in prison."

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She also described the "spa services" that the inmates would offer to each other. "Tonya painted my nails at least once a week and did my makeup for me before visitation," she wrote. She was also able to trade chips, soda, and mascara to other inmates in exchange for massages.

So it's not exactly what we think of when we think about going to the spa, but it's kind of cool to hear about women bonding together during tough times to help each other through. Let's just hope that Teresa -- and everyone else -- learned their lessons. This is one "spa" no one wants to return to.


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