Teresa Giudice is almost through serving her 15-month prison sentence for bankruptcy fraud.
Of course, thanks to Bravo's (hilariously low-rated) Teresa Checks In specials, the incarcerated Housewife has already returned to the network that made her famous...kind of.
We hear Teresa's voice on the show (through phone calls to her family), but for obvious reasons, she never actually appears on camera.
It's not the first time that Teresa has figured out innovative ways to remind the world of her continued existence. Back in June, a tweet from Teresa baffled fans, as prisoners are not permitted to use social media.
It turns out the tweet was posted by Teresa's 14-year-old daughter Gia (at Teresa's request), and if that were the only time that Gia was asked to assist with her mother's career during her sentence, it probably would've been no big deal.
But as Teresa Checks In demonstrates, Gia has basically served as her mother's proxy during the past ten months, and many fans feel that such treatment constitutes abuse on Gia's part.
"I hate that! Those kids should never be involved in grownup's business," tweeted one viewer.
"People usually change when they go to prison, but it's so obvious Teresa and her husband won't change one bit," wrote another.
Obviously, Teresa isn't in a position to defend her parenting decisions, but we get the feeling she'll have plenty to say on the matter when she's released.