Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino is nearing the end of his prison sentence. The 38-year-old Jersey Shore star has been incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville, New York, since mid-January. He is serving an eight-month sentence for tax evasion after failing to pay taxes on $9 million in income.
The Situation should be out of prison in September
Sorrentino has already served six months of his eight-month sentence. He is due to be released from the minimum security prison camp on September 12, according to the Bureau of Prisons website.
FCI Otisville’s minimum security camp has a reputation as one of the better places in the federal prison to complete a sentence. Inmates have access to recreational activities like tennis and bocce ball, and they enjoy perks like holiday cookouts and HBO. Other inmates at the prison include Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen and Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland.
Pauly D says Sorrentino is “happy, positive”
Sorrentino has kept in close contact with his Jersey Shore castmates since reporting to prison six months ago. Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio reported that Sorrentino — who celebrated his 37th birthday on July 4 — is doing fine behind bars, though he is looking forward to being released and going home to his wife.
“He’s doing really well,” DelVecchio told Andy Cohen during a recent episode of Watch What Happens Live, adding that he’d recently visited his friend in prison. According to DelVecchio, Sorrentino is “is happy, positive. He’s just so happy to get it over with and he just wants to get out… he’s almost done.”
Sorrentino apparently gets along with his fellow inmates and spends his days working out and reading. “You know what, yeah … they like him and he gets his pick of all the food and stuff like that,” DelVecchio, told Us Weekly in May. “They really like him in there so I’m happy about that so that’s a plus.”
“He’s doing great and I’m looking forward to partying with him when he gets out,” DelVecchio added.
Plans to start a family
Once Sorrentino is released from prison, chances are he and his wife Lauren will want to start a family. The couple married in November 2018 and talked to US Weekly about their eagerness to have kids.
“We’ve been working on it the past week, so we’ll see,” The Situation told the magazine shortly after his wedding. “We’re excited for little Situations!”
Sorrentino’s prison term obviously got in the way of those plans, but once he’s out from behind bars, there’s a good chance the Sorrentinos will be adding to the growing number of Jersey Shore kids.
“It’s gonna be a blip on the radar,” Sorrentino said of his prison term. “We’re happy to start a family now.”
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