Where Will Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino from 'Jersey Shore' Serve His Time in Prison?
The Situation is headed to prison. On Tuesday, Mike Sorrentino reported to prison to begin serving his eight-month sentence for tax evasion.
The Jersey Shore star seemed to be in good spirits during his last days of freedom, at least judging by posts on Twitter and Instagram. On Tuesday, he tweeted a gif from Goodfellas of Ray Liotta’s character Henry Hill ordering a driver to “take me to jail” along with the caption “the comeback is always greater than the setback.”
Over the past few days, he shared photos of his recent wedding to Lauren Pesce and a sponsored post promoting the 310 Shake. He also shared a picture of himself wearing a “FREE SITCH” t-shirt, which fans can purchase for $24.99.
Where will The Situation serve his time?
Sorrentino will spend eight months in the Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville, New York, about 70 miles north of New York City. His brother Marc will complete his two-year sentence at FCI Fort Dix in New Jersey.
According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons website, FCI Otisville is a medium security prison with an adjacent minimum security satellite camp and detention center. Sorrentino will be in the satellite camp, which houses 120 prisoners. He even shared the prison mailing address for fans who want to send letters.
The New York Post called the minimum security facility a “castle behind bars,” claiming in a 2012 article that inmates can purchase items like salmon and smoked oysters at the commissary, watch HBO, and enjoy Memorial Day and Fourth of July cookouts. Observant Jews often request to complete their sentences at the prison since it has a full-time rabbi and other accommodations. The commissary even sells items like kosher rugelah and gelfite fish.
According to the inmate handbook posted online, prisoners are expected to work between the hours of 7:30 and 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. For recreatation, there are bocce ball, basketball, and handball courts. There are also weights and cardio equipment, horseshoes, a baseball field, and a place to play tennis. Inmates have access to an ice machine and microwaves, an education room, and a chapel.
“The reality is that this is the best camp in the federal system. It is basically an old age home for felons. It is set in the woods and we have no fence or wire or anything. The staff is good and the food is plentiful,” a Federal Correctional Institute Otisville inmate told Marketwatch in an email. “I think I eat better here than I do at home.”
Sorrentino may soon be joined by another famous inmate
Mike Sorrentino | Getty Images/Rich Polk
Several notable criminals have served time at Otisville, including celebrity financial advisor Kenneth Starr and former New York state senator Carl Kruger. Con man Bernie Madoff requested that he serve his time at Otisville, but he was instead sent to North Carolina.
It’s even possible that Sorrentino could soon be sharing a cell with disgraced Trump attorney Michael Cohen. A judge recommended that Cohen serve his 36-month sentence at Otisville, though a final decision has not yet been made. He is supposed to surrender to authorities on March 6.
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