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25 Oct 2014 01:44 PM EST

-by Laura Tucker, Staff Writer; Image: Teresa and Joe Giudice on 'Watch What Happens Live!' with Andy Cohen (Image Source: Bravo)

Normally after you commit a crime and are sent to prison, you don't get to pick your destination. You more or less get sent wherever they want you to be incarcerated. Though Teresa Giudice won’t be getting that halfway house sentence that she was hoping for, she is getting to the prison camp in Danbury, Connecticut — the Orange Is the New Black prison.  

Giudice, 42, and husband Joe struck a plea deal with federal prosecutors over bank, mail, wire, and bankruptcy fraud charges and pleaded guilty to forty-one counts of fraud. She will serve 15 months, while he will serve 41 months and possibly be deported back to Italy. They will also be required to pay $414,000 in restitution. 

The couple are being allowed to serve their time separately so that one parent can always be with their four children. But Teresa wanted more. She was requesting to complete most of her sentence in a halfway house so that she could still work and visit her home on weekends. 

The prosecutors opposed the request, saying, "The Court made detailed, express findings on the record about the need to sentence defendant to jail. To amend the judgment now to include a recommendation of twelve months in a halfway house would be to undercut all of these findings completely." Judge Ester Salas denied Teresa's request.

Instead, Judge Salas is sending Teresa to the Danbury prison camp. This isn't completely bad news for Teresa, as when she wasn't in the halfway house, she wanted to be at this minimum-security prison — again, the one featured in Orange Is the New Black. The facility is only eighty miles from her family's home in New Jersey, which will make it easier for Joe and their four children to visit.

The plans are for Teresa to turn herself over to authorities on January 5 of 2015, and for Joe to then immediately start his sentence.

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