Teresa Giudice will reportedly make between 12 and 14 cents an hour for serving as a plumber, painter, or groundskeeper while in prison.
Radar Online reported the following on January 6.
“The convicted felon will earn anywhere from 12¢ to 40¢ per hour while incarcerated at the Danbury Federal Correctional Facility, where she’s required to work if she is medically fit… According to the Bureau of Prisons, 42-year-old Giudice’s possible job assignments ‘include employment in areas like food service or the warehouse, or work as an inmate orderly, plumber, painter, or groundskeeper.’”
If Teresa Giudice would like to give her salary a boost, she could be presented with the opportunity to work at one of the Federal Prison Industry’s factories. Radar claimed only around 16 percent of work-eligible inmates are offered a factory job, in which “they gain marketable job skills while working in factory operations, such as metals, furniture, electronics, textiles, and graphic arts.”
While working in a factory, inmates are paid 23¢ to $1.15 per hour.
Because Teresa Giudice was ordered to pay a restitution fee of $414,588, the government requires her to hand over 50 percent of all her prison income in order to pay off the debt.
According to an earlier report by the Inquisitr, Giudice recently turned down $50,000, which was allegedly offered to her by Bravo.
“Teresa Giudice played a form of ‘Let’s Make a Deal‘ before going to prison… and she ended up losing a huge cash prize,” TMZ reported.
“Bravo was prepared to offer her a ‘huge deal’ if she allowed them to film her final days before entering the big house,” the site explained, adding their sources claimed the deal would be in excess of $50,000.
While $50,000 would have covered a sizable portion of Giudice’s restitution debt, she allegedly turned down the offer out of fear that it would anger prison officials and others who could “possibly grant her an early release.”
Giudice “didn’t want to exploit her family’s goodbyes,” the source explained.
After taking Guidice to prison early on Monday, the reality star’s lawyer spoke out, revealing details about their commute to Danbury, Connecticut.
“If I have to drive with someone for one-and-a-half to two hours who is on their way to prison, I’m not trying to get them emotional. I try to keep it light with jokes and talk about things that are light. So it was light from the time I saw her until the time I left her. She was great. She was very strong. She said, ‘I know I am going to get through this.’ She was very, very upbeat. She was like, ‘Hey. Let’s go. Let’s get this done.’”
Teresa Giudice is required to serve at least 85 percent of her 15-month sentence.
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