13 TV Stars Who Have Served Time Behind Bars

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Teresa and Joe Giudice

The Real Housewives of New Jersey stars were both convicted of bankruptcy fraud in October 2014. Teresa served 11-months and Joe is currently serving his 41-month sentence.

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Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino

In January 2018, the MTV reality star pleaded guilty to tax fraud and could spend up to 15 years in prison.

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The husband of former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks was sentenced in 2014 to 8 years in prison for conspiring to commit mail, wire and bank fraud.

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Khloe Kardashian

The now-pregnant reality TV star only served 3 hours out of a 30-day sentence for a DUI arrest in 2008.

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Mark Salling

Puck from Glee pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography in December 2017. He faces up to 7 years in prison and has to register as a sex offender.

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Martha Stewart

The lifestyle mogul and former TV host served 5 months in federal prison in 2004 for insider trading.

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Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie

The former realty TV stars both found themselves in jail for a short period of time. In 2007, Hilton served 5 days out of a 45 day sentence for a DUI arrest. Richie served only 82 minutes in 2007 for a DUI as well.

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Remy Ma

The rapper and Love & Hip Hop star was sentenced to 8 years in prison in 2008. She was found guilty in connection to the shooting of a friend. Ma was convicted of assault, illegal weapon possession and attempted coercion.

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Abby Lee Miller

The Dance Moms choreographer began her 1-year prison sentence in July 2017 after pleading guilty to bankruptcy fraud.

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Blac Chyna

The ex of Rob Kardashian, video vixen, and reality TV personality was briefly in jail in February 2016 for public intoxication.

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Jared Fogle

Mr. Subway himself pleaded guilty to charges of child pornography and to engaging in illicit sexual conduct with underage prostitutes. He was sentenced to 15 years in 2015.


Tim Allen

The Home Improvement actor spent 2 years and 4 months at the Federal Correctional Institution in Minnesota. He was arrested in 1978 after authorities discovered he had 1 lb. of cocaine on him in the Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport. Allen was paroled in 1981.

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Jumpsuits and bunk beds. These TV celebrities have found themselves on the other side of law and ended up in the clink.

From Bravo-lebrities to a lifestyle guru, click through the gallery above to see which television stars have spent time in prison.

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