In an exclusive interview with Life & Style, Deseree Bradshaw, a former cellmate of Teresa Giudice's at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Conn., spills all about the reality star’s prison stay.
“The guards sucked up to her,” Deseree tells Life & Style. “She got special treatment from them.”
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One of the perks, Deseree says, was that Teresa got access to her commissary money the day she arrived, while other inmates wait a week.
Teresa with her four kids and husband Joe. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Her cellmate tells the mag that Teresa was also allowed in the dining hall’s “short line,” a small group of inmates — usually sick or older women plus kitchen staff — who get to eat before everyone else.
“They gave her a kitchen uniform and she was supposed to clean off the tables and sweep the floors,” says Deseree. “She never did that, but she had her uniform so she could go to the short line.”
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Although Teresa received some perks from the guards, she did not have an easy 11 months behind bars.
“She really cried a lot,” Deseree tells Life & Style, adding that at one point, Teresa was struggling to record her name for the prison’s phone system and “she broke down and cried about that. A lot of times at night she would cry in her cell about how much she missed tucking her kids in.”
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