The real-life prison that serves as the setting for the Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black” is getting a high-profile inmate. TheWrap.com reports that “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice is headed to the facility.
Giudice will serve her 15-month sentence at the Danbury Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Conn. The prison is the basis for the fictional Litchfield Penitentiary in New York where the TV series is set.
The Netflix show was adopted from the Piper Kerman memoir “Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison.”
Giudice will start serving her sentence on Jan. 5, 2015, after she and her husband were convicted of multiple counts of mail, wire and bankruptcy fraud, as reported previously.