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Joe Giudice on His Outlook as He Heads into Prison: 'It's No Big Deal'

03/21/2016 AT 09:15 AM EDT

As Joe Giudice prepares to report to jail on March 23, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star has a characteristically unique perspective to his prison term.

"It's not a big deal," Giudice tells PEOPLE. "They tell me that the low security and the camp there are almost the same so it's no big deal."

In October 2014, the reality star was sentenced to serve 41 months at Federal Correction Institute, Fort Dix in New Jersey for fraud charges.

Although he's losing his freedom, Giudice says it won't be all that bad.



"It's a military camp is what it is," he says. "It's not a high security, and anybody that's in there is basically people that have already served a lot of time basically working their years to get out. So once you are there if you screw up there, then you go back to high security."

Now as Giudice prepares to begin his sentence he's staying positive about the outcome.

"I'm looking at it like rehabilitation for me," he says. "I am not going to be able to drink for a while which is good because I don't even know when it's been since I haven't had a drink. It's been a long time. Definitely the whole year I definitely drank every day a couple bottles at night just to go to bed."
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