October 21, 2016
Teresa Giudice's Early Release Date Explained By Crisis Manager Wendy Feldman

Teresa Giudice has already been granted an early release from prison, and now, fans are learning why. In a new interview, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star's former crisis manager, Wendy Feldman, spoke out, revealing why she won't serve her full sentence.

As the Inquisitr previously reported, Giudice's release date has been set for February 5, 2016, which is two months short of her 15-month term.

However, according to a Feldman, who spoke to Page Six on January 8, the date is not a release date, but instead a transition date, when Teresa Giudice will be taken from prison to a halfway house.

"After you are given more than a year, you are automatically going to a halfway house in our federal system. It's supposed to be 10 percent of your time [sentenced], so 10 percent of 15 months."

Once Teresa Giudice arrives to the halfway house, claimed Feldman, it won't belong before she heads home.

"Normally one doesn't stay there the entire 10 percent. You stay there, you get acclimated, then they send you home. But the Bureau of Prisons is still in charge of you."

Although February 5, 2016 is the date listed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons website, Feldman claimed it could change.

"You get 15 percent credit for good behavior, assuming she has it. It'll start to sink in in about six months, the computer will actually give her a credit, and then in about nine months it will do another calculation."

This week, after Teresa Giudice entered prison on Monday, her lawyer spoke out about the moments leading up to her prison entry. Speaking to People Magazine, James J. Leonard, Jr. revealed he and Giudice kept their conversation casual as she traveled from New Jersey to Danbury, Connecticut, where she's serving her time.

"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.'"

Regardless of the website's information, and Feldman's comments, Teresa Guidice's lawyer insists the reality star will "be home sometime before Christmas."

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