Joe Giudice reportedly forced into maximum security prison camp for "drunk and belligerent" behavior
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 04/06/2016
Joe Giudice reportedly got moved into a maximum-security camp in prison due to his reckless behavior.
Joe, 43, drank with his wife Teresa Giudice on the morning of March 23 and arrived at the Fort Dix Correctional Institution in New Jersey "drunk and belligerent" at noon, RadarOnline reported.
A prison insider revealed Joe's handlers "desperately tried to sober him up" with a Starbucks coffee but he was still "completely wasted" and "a total mess" at the time of his surrender, which infuriated officials.
"They couldn't believe he made a mockery of the court by immediately breaking the rules," the insider explained.
Although Joe was expected to live in a low-key general camp for his 41-month prison sentence, he's now reportedly under maximum security.
Prison sources told RadarOnline the court is trying to deport Joe back to Italy, maybe even before he finishes his sentence for multiple counts of financial fraud.
"They will not show him any leniency. He doesn't have a second chance," the insider said.
Joe's attorney, Miles Feinstein, admitted he'd be floored if the prison insider's statements are correct.
"If it's true, it shocks me. If it's caused a maximum security designation, then it's going to be quite different for him than being in a lower tiered level of the federal prison system," Feinstein told the website.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons' Public Information Officer, however, said details regarding an inmate's "health status or living quarters" cannot be disclosed.
Joe had owned the fact he was struggling with alcohol abuse while Teresa, a star on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, was completing her own year-long sentence behind bars. Teresa was released on December 23.
The couple was sentenced to jail time in October 2014 after pleading guilty to three counts of bankruptcy fraud, and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud as part of a plea deal to resolve their 41-count federal fraud indictment. Their prison arrangements were made so that one parent could always be with their four daughters -- Gia, 15, Gabriella, 11, Milania, 10, and Audriana, 6.