Teresa Giudice broke down behind bars, says her cellmate

Jan 7, 2016 at 12:40 p.m. ET
Image: WENN

Surprise? Teresa Giudice got the star treatment in prison.

In an interview with Life & Style, Giudice's former cellmate, Deseree Bradshaw, shared some intimate details about her stay in at the Federal Correctional Institute in Danbury, Connecticut. According to Bradshaw, "The guards sucked up to her. She got special treatment from them."

It pays to be a Bravolebrity!

More: Teresa Giudice's homecoming wasn't as private as you think

Here's some of the Orange Is the New Black-worthy drama, courtesy of Bradshaw. Giudice's perks included immediate access to her commissary money, unlike the other inmates, who have to wait a week after they arrive. She also got to cut into the "short line," a dining hall line usually reserved for sick or elderly inmates or kitchen staff.

According to Bradshaw, "They gave her a kitchen uniform, and she was supposed to clean off the tables and sweep the floors. She never did that, but she had her uniform so she could go to the short line."

More: Teresa Giudice sends first post-prison message to fans (VIDEO)

But it wasn't all Champagne and cutting lines, Bradshaw says. Giudice was (understandably!) emotional about her time behind bars.

"She really cried a lot," Bradshaw says, and Giudice broke down when she tried to record her name for the prison's phone system. "A lot of times at night she would cry in her cell about how much she missed tucking her kids in."

Giudice is out on house arrest until Feb. 5 and home with her husband, Joe, and four daughters Gia, Gabriella, Audriana and Milania. Don't worry — the drama is all being recorded for the new season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

More: Teresa Giudice gets a holiday surprise on her first day home from prison