It's only been two weeks since Mike Sorrentino reported to prison to begin serving an 8-month sentence on tax fraud charges.
Early reports from the Jersey Shore star's wife indicate that Sorrentino is holding up well behind bars.
In fact, he might be living a regular life of luxury -- by the standards of Otisville Correctional Facility, that is.
In Mike's final minutes before prison, he quoted a line from the 1990 film classic Goodfellas, in which Ray Liotta's character mutters, "Now take me to jail," before turning himself in to authorities.
In the movie, of course, Henry Hill and his buddies enjoy a much higher standard of living than their fellow inmates, complete with gourmet meals highlighted by garlic sliced so razor thin it liquifies in the pan.
Sadly, even with Mike's celebrity status, he's not able to live quite such a swanky life behind bars.
But his wealth has allowed Mike to indulge his famously prodigious appetite in ways that are not available to most inmates.
“Mike has befriended an inmate who happens to be a really good cook,” Federal Prison Consultant Dan Wise tells Radar Online.
“He gives the man cash for commissary, and has him buy food for him almost daily.”
The chef's favorite ingredients include "canned tuna, Triscuits, chocolate pudding and Velveeta cheese."
We're assuming -- and hoping -- that those are not included in the same dish.
“The guy cooks meals for him every single day and when he is done, Mike even makes him do the dishes!”
Of course, one of the many ways in which prison differs from life in the outside world is that cash is not always king behind bars.
So rather than have funds transferred into his new buddy's commissary account (which might raise eyebrows among officials), Mike simply pays his chef with free meals.
“Mike doesn’t pay him for his services," Wise says.
"But he does let him eat for free, and to his newfound best friend that is worth all the money in the world.”
Hey, the days are long in prison, and for many inmates, life on the inside revolves around food.
Of course, for Big Daddy Sitch, life always revolves around food.