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

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)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Episode 11159 -- Pictured: (l-r) Teresa Giudice, Joe Giudice -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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)
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)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Episode 701 -- Pictured: (l-r) Teresa Giudice, Joe Giudice -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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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THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- 'Reunion' -- Pictured: (l-r) Andy Cohen, Dina Manzo, Nicole Napolitano, Teresa Aprea -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- 'Reunion' -- Pictured: Teresa Giudice -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- 'Reunion' -- Pictured: (l-r) Teresa Giudice, Andy Cohen -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- 'Reunion' -- Pictured: Teresa Aprea -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- 'Reunion' -- Pictured: (l-r) Dina Manzo, Bobby Ciasulli, Nicole Napolitano, Rino Aprea, Teresa Aprea -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- 'Reunion' -- Pictured: (l-r) Dina Manzo, Nicole Napolitano, Teresa Aprea -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- 'Reunion' -- Pictured: (l-r) Amber Marchese, James Marchese, Melissa Gorga, Joe Gorga, Joe Giudice, Teresa Giudice -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- 'Reunion' -- Pictured: (l-r) James Marchese, Joe Gorga, Joe Giudice -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- 'Reunion' -- Pictured: Teresa Giudice -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- 'Reunion' -- Pictured: (l-r) James Marchese, Amber Marchese, Joe Gorga, Melissa Gorga, Joe Giudice -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- 'Reunion' -- Pictured: (l-r) Nicole Napolitano, Teresa Aprea -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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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