Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is officially in prison. The Jersey Shore star reported to Otisville Federal Correctional Institution in upstate New York on Tuesday. The Situation will serve eight months in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to tax evasion in October.
The 36-year-old Sorrentino posted an Instagram Live video on his way to the big house. “I want to put this behind me and move forward,” the MTV reality TV star said during the livestream. “The comeback is always greater than the setback.”
Big Daddy Sitch’s Jersey Shore family posted support and love as Sorrentino reported to prison. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi wrote on Instagram: “Sending love to my brother today!!! We love you!!!! @mikethesituation.” Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio posted on Twitter: “#FreeSitch.”
The Situation’s fellow Jersey Shore Family Vacation castmates Snooki, DJ Pauly D, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Vinny Guadagnino, Deena Cortese, and Angelina Pivarnick were by Sorrentino’s side when he was sentenced.
In October, Sorrentino married his longtime girlfriend Lauren Pesce in preparation of getting hauled off to jail.
Pretty soon, a fellow tax evader named “Michael” will join Sorrentino at the Otisville Federal Correctional Institution. President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen will report to the same medium-security facility for a 3-year sentence after pleading guilty to campaign finance violations, tax evasion, and lying to Congress.
The great thing about prison for The Situation is that he’ll be able to continue his GTL lifestyle. Sorrentino’s prison schedule will look like a 6 a.m. wakeup call, breakfast, then a work assignment such as doing laundry, lunch at 11:45 a.m., dinner at 4:30 p.m., and lights out at 11 p.m. According to the Otisville Federal Correctional Institution inmate handbook, Sorrentino will have a gym at his disposal and plenty of outside time to get a tan. “There are plenty of recreational activities available: Weights, cardio equipment, bocceball, horseshoes, basketball court, handball court, tennis area, baseball field, running, and walking.”
But what will Big Daddy Sitch eat in prison? Probably not as much food as he would like. The Situation’s first meal on Tuesday was a pepper steak, steamed rice, green beans, and whole wheat bread. On Wednesday, the Jersey Shore Family Vacation star will get some Italian food with baked ziti and a garden salad with Italian dressing. Mangia! Mangia!
If Sorrentino is craving some Italian cuisine, he will be able to purchase food from the commissary at FCI Otisville. But it won’t exactly be like the scene from Goodfellas, there definitely won’t be any lobster, steak, J&B Scotch, and white wine.
Big Daddy Sitch will be able to purchase Italian ingredients such as Marinara sauce, pasta, olive oil, shredded mozzarella, grated Italian cheeses, garlic powder, pepperoni, and even a pizza kit. The Situation can even buy hair gel, moisturizer, and conditioner to keep up his looks. But inmates are only allowed to spend up to $320 a month at the prison commissary. The Situation is sure to have plenty of stories to tell in the next season of Jersey Shore, which has already been green-lit.