‘Jersey Shore Family Vacation’: Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino Reveals What Life Was Like in Prison

Jersey Shore: Family Vacation star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino revealed what life in prison was like. Mike was recently released from prison after he was sentenced to eight months for tax fraud. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Mike addressed life in prison and what his plans are moving forward. Continue reading to find out which Jersey Shore cast member spoke to Mike the most and who wrote him a handwritten letter during his time in prison.

Jersey Shore: Family Vacation – Mike Sorrentino Loses Weight During Sentence

Mike Sorrentino was living his best life before his time spent in prison. Eating whatever and whenever he wanted. However, that’s not how it works in prison. In the interview, Mike revealed that he lost 35 pounds while in prison. He would go to the gym at least once a day for a few hours. Though, “no the food was not good” in prison. 

The Jersey Shore: Family Vacation reality star spoke about his sleeping arrangements while behind bars. He stated that the beds were not comfortable. He also tried to stay on a sleeping schedule. Mike would go to bed every night at 10 pm and wake up every morning at 7 am. Keeping to a schedule helped him.

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MTV Star Gets Visits Jersey Shore Crew

In the interview, Mike Sorrentino revealed that he did keep in touch with the Jersey Shore crew via email. While in prison, Mike only had 300 minutes each month for phone calls. So, he would reserve those minutes for calling his wife, Lauren Pesce. He also got a handwritten letter from Ronnie Ortiz-Magro. Which he was not expecting. Although, Pauly DelVecchio, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jenni “JWoww” Farley sent the most emails to him.

In addition to phone calls and emails, the Jersey Shore: Family Vacation MTV star also got visits from his friends and family. Lauren would go once every week to visit him. The Jersey Shore roommates also went to visit Mike. He explained that they would come every two months.

Life After Prison For “The Situation”

Mike Sorrentino went straight to work after leaving jail and went back to filming. However, his prison sentence isn’t fully behind him. Mike still has two years of probation. According to Mike, his “probation is very detailed.” It includes 500 community service hours, random drug tests and handing over financial records. Yet, for Mike “the main goal is to stay sober and to stay out of trouble.”

Moving forward, the Jersey Shore: Family Vacation Jersey native wants to “just practice living one day at a time and being my best self.” He also wants to maintain his weight and continue to live the GTL (gym, tan and laundry) lifestyle. As for his notorious body, Mike is “looking to unveil ‘the situation’ very shortly and break the internet.”

Jersey Shore: Family Vacation airs every Thursday at 8 pm on MTV.

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