First photo of 'Real Housewife' Teresa Giudice in jail released

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Teresa Giudice Opens Up About Her Life In Prison

It's been nearly three months since Teresa Giudice reported to the Danbury Connecticut federal correctional facility. Now, her family is opening up about just how much has changed.

The "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star is serving a 16-month sentence after she and her husband were both convicted of fraud.

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NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 14: Giuseppe 'Joe' Giudice (L) and wife Teresa Giudice leave court after facing charges of defrauding lenders, illegally obtaining mortgages and other loans as well as allegedly hiding assets and income during a bankruptcy case on August 14, 2013 in Newark, United States. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice, center, and his wife, Teresa Giudice, right, of Montville Township, N.J., walk toward the Martin Luther King Jr. Courthouse before a court appearance, in Newark, N.J. Joe Giudice is set to appear in Passaic County court on state false identification charges. He is accused of using his brother's identity to obtain a driver's license while his own license was suspended for driving while intoxicated in 2010. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 20: Teresa Giudice (R) and her husband Giuseppe 'Joe' Giudice leave Newark federal court on November 20, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. The two of the stars of the Bravo television show 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' are appearing in court to face additional charges of bank fraud and loan application fraud in addition to original charges of defrauding lenders, illegally obtaining mortgages and other loans as well as allegedly hiding assets and income during a bankruptcy case. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 14: Giuseppe 'Joe' Giudice (L) and wife Teresa Giudice leave court after facing charges of defrauding lenders, illegally obtaining mortgages and other loans as well as allegedly hiding assets and income during a bankruptcy case on August 14, 2013 in Newark, United States. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 20: Giuseppe 'Joe' Giudice (R) and wife Teresa Giudice arrive to Newark federal court on November 20, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. The two of the stars of the Bravo television show 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' are appearing in court to face additional charges of bank fraud and loan application fraud in addition to original charges of defrauding lenders, illegally obtaining mortgages and other loans as well as allegedly hiding assets and income during a bankruptcy case. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice, 43, left, and his wife, Teresa Giudice, 41, of Montville Township, N.J., walk out of Martin Luther King, Jr. Courthouse after a court appearance, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in Newark, N.J. The two cast members of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" pleaded not guilty to charges of bank fraud and loan application fraud. Authorities allege the couple prepared a mortgage loan application stating that Teresa Giudice worked as a real estate agent and made $15,000 a month. In reality, authorities say she was not employed. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
FILE - This Sept. 13, 2009 file photo originally released by Oral-B Pulsonic shows "Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars, Teresa Giudice, left, and her husband Joe Giudice at the Caravan Fashion Show sponsored by Oral-B Pulsonic in New York. Teresa and Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice were charged in a 39-count indictment handed up Monday, July 29, 2013, in Newark, N.J. The two are accused of submitting fraudulent mortgage and other loan applications from 2001 through 2008, a year before their show debuted on Bravo. Prosecutors say they made false claims about their employment status and salaries. (AP Photo/Oral-B Pulsonic, Gary He)
FREEHOLD, NJ - DECEMBER 26: Teresa Giudice, Gia Giudice and Joe Giudice pose at iPlay America on December 26, 2014 in Freehold, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
PARSIPPANY, NJ - JULY 13: Joe Giudice and Teresa Giudice attends the 'Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Season Six Premiere Party on July 13, 2014 in Parsippany, New Jersey. (Photo by Manny Carabel/Getty Images)
PLAINFIELD, NJ - MARCH 01: Joe Giudice and Teresa Giudice attend the Fabellini Bottle Signing and Tasting at Costco on March 1, 2014 in Plainfield, New Jersey. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Joe Giudice and Teresa Giudice attend the OK! TV Launch Celebration at Lavo on September 9, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, FL - AUGUST 10: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice host Absolutely Fabulous held at The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino at Pangaea Lounge on August 10, 2013 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/WireImage for Pangaea Lounge)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - JUNE 21: Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe Giudice greets fans and signs copies of 'Fabulicious On The Grill' at Books and Books at Museum of Art on June 21, 2013 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Vallery Jean/FilmMagic)
CORAL GABLES, FL - JUNE 20: Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice signs copies of her book 'Fabulicious on the Grill' at Books and Books on June 20, 2013 in Coral Gables, Florida. (Photo by Vallery Jean/FilmMagic)
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - MARCH 04: Teresa Giudice, Audriana Giudice and Joe Giudice pose at Majestic Resort on March 4, 2013 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - MARCH 03: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice at the Majestic Resort in Punta Cana on March 3, 2013 in UNSPECIFIED, Dominican Republic. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
HAWTHORNE, NJ - DECEMBER 03: Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice attend the Posche Fashion show at The Bottagra on December 3, 2012 in Hawthorne, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
TOWACO, NJ - JULY 13: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice pose at a Teresa Giudice Family Portrait Session on July 13, 2012 in Towaco, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
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PLAINVIEW, NY - JANUARY 14: Television personalities Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice attend the Experience Italy Benefit For Harboring Hearts at Ferrari Maserati Of Long Island on January 14, 2012 in Plainview, New York. (Photo by Steven A Henry/Getty Images)
VERONA, NJ - JULY 27: Joe Giudice and Teresa Giudice promote 'Fabulicious' at DiPaolo Bakery on July 27, 2011 in Verona, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MAY 21: Joe Giudice and Teresa Giudice attend the book signing for Teresa Giudice's new cookbook Fabulicious!:Teresa's Italian Family Cookbook at Books and Books on May 21, 2011 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Olivia Salazar/WireImage)
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Teresa is the first to serve her sentence, as the judge didn't want to take both parents away from their children at the same time. Her husband Joe will serve 41 months for similar charges following her release.

NorthJersey.com reported that during sentencing, Teresa read a written statement aloud expressing her fear of prison:

"I fully take responsibility for my actions. I deeply love my family ... My four daughters are my life. I wrote this last night because I knew I was going to be nervous... I'm scared, I'm not going to deny it, I'm really scared."

The Giudices spoke with US Weekly about how the difficult ordeal has changed their family. Donning a less than glamorous green jump suit and shorter hair, Teresa and her family graced the cover of the glossy magazine.

According to the mag, Joe and their four daughters are trying to remain positive about the whole situation. Joe says they have nightly calls and weekly visits. Teresa emails her daughters regularly as well. But he says the couple's youngest daughter, 5-year-old Adriana, thinks mama Giudice is just working.

That's actually true, in a way, as the reality star and cookbook author works in the prison kitchen, and exercises three times a day.

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Teresa Giudice and Dina Manzo attend "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" White Party at the Woodbury Country Club on Monday, July 21, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 10: Teresa Giudice at NBC's New York Live promoting the new season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey on July 10, 2014 in New York City. Credit: RW/MediaPunch/IPX
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate poses for a photograph with Kelly Bensimon, a model and reality TV star from the Real Housewives of New York in the second half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. The Knicks defeated the Celtics 114-88. Seahawks wide receiver Arceto Clark is at right. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast members, from left, Melissa Gorga, Jacqueline Laurita, Caroline Manzo, Kathy Wakile and Teresa Giudice attend the Bravo Network 2013 Upfront on Wednesday April 3, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Cast members for "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" from left, Caroline Manzo, Melissa Gorga, Kathy Wakile and Jacqueline Laurita attend the Bravo network 2012 upfront presentation on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Bethenny Frankel, right, talks with actor Corbin Bleu, center, and Rich Wakile from "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," on set of her new show "Bethenny" on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 in New York. Frankel's talk show premieres on Monday, Sept. 9. (Photo by Scott Gries/Invision/AP)
This May 30, 2013 photo shows cast members from Bravo''s "The Real Housewives of New Jersey", from left, Jacqueline Laurita, Melissa Gorga, Teresa Giudice, Caroline Manzo and Kathy Wakile at Bond 45 in New York. The popular reality show airs Sundays at 8 p.m. EST on Bravo. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
This undated publicity photo provided by Bravo shows, from left, Jo De La Rosa, Lauri Peterson, Vicki Gunvalson and Jeana Keough in a scene from "Home and Garden Show" in Bravo's season two of "The Real Housewives of Orange County." Later in 2013, the show will reach a TV milestone: its 100th episode. To mark the occasion, Bravo is planning a standalone two-hour special that will pull back the curtain on the series and revisit past cast members. (AP Photo/Bravo, Kelsey McNeal)
Danielle Staub of Wayne, N.J., one the stars of Bravo's television series "Real Housewives of New Jersey" talks with reporters outside the Passaic County courthouse in Paterson, N.J., Wednesday, June 24, 2009. Staub and her attorney Darren Del Sardo are in court to try and stop her ex-boyfriend, Stephen Zalewski of Lincoln Park, N.J., from releasing a sex tape of the couple. (AP Photo/Mike Derer)
Gia Giudici, daughter of Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudici, has her hair styled while her mother, left, watches backstage prior to walking the runway at the Caravan Fashion Show sponsored by Oral-B Pulsonic, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009 in New York. (Gary He/AP Images for Oral-B Pulsonic)
PARSIPPANY, NJ - JULY 13: Melissa Gorga, Amber Marchese, Teresa Giudice and Dina Manzo attend the 'Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Season Six Premiere Party on July 13, 2014 in Parsippany, New Jersey. (Photo by Manny Carabel/Getty Images)
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