Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino may be serving eight months in federal prison, but he’s not doing it alone.
The reality TV star was recently paid a visit by his wife and two of his “Jersey Shore” cast mates, judging by his latest Instagram update. The newly posted pics show Sorrentino and his wife Lauren, as well as Sorrentino’s longtime friends, Vinny Guadagnino and Paul DelVecchio.
“Tough Times Don’t Last, Tough People Do,” he wrote in the caption, adding the hashtag, “FreeSitch.”
Sorrentino began serving an eight-month sentence at the Otisville Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville, New York in January. He pleaded guilty to tax evasion in October and was sentenced to 500 hours of community service and thousands of dollars in fines, in addition to his time behind bars. His brother Marc Sorrentino was convicted of similar tax-related crimes and was sentenced to 24 months in prison.
Sorrentino livestreamed his drive to prison earlier this year, telling his viewers, “I’m just gonna handle this and put this behind me and move forward.”
According to his friends, however, he's thriving in his new environment. In fact, his “Jersey Shore” co-star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi said last month that he’s having “the time of his life.”
“He’s helping other people out with sobriety. He loves bingo and all of his scrabble games, and he’s working out,” she told E! News.
Sorrentino is also said to be sharing the same prison with at least one other recognizable name — Billy McFarland, the man responsible for the Fyre Festival debacle who is reportedly using his period of incarceration to write his memoir.
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