Jen Shah’s prison life: Schedule, work and more

Jen Shah’s new federal prison is anything but “Shah-mazing.”

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“The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star’s cushy life is no more after surrendering to the Federal Bureau of Prisons on Friday to begin her six-and-a-half-year sentence.

Her life behind bars at the Federal Prison Camp in Bryan, Texas, will include a 6 a.m. wake-up call followed by a “rigorous” schedule, TMZ reports.

In July 2022, the 49-year-old pleaded guilty to defrauding thousands of people out of money, mainly the elderly, in a telemarketing scheme.

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And her life at FPC Byran is set to look very different from the one Bravo fans saw on the hit show, where Shah splurged on lavish vacations, restaurants, and designer items to accommodate her expensive lifestyle.

The outlet reports that Shah will be forced to keep her cell in perfect condition, which includes making her bed, taking out the trash, and mopping the floor.

Her work days will include either food service or factory jobs, the outlet notes, however, it’s still unclear which job the Bravolebrity will take on.

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Jen Shah crying.
Shah, who starred on “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,” pleaded guilty to defrauding thousands of people out of money in a telemarketing scheme.
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Jen Shah's living conditions at the Federal Prison Camp in Bryan are anything but glamorous.
Shah, who starred on “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,” pleaded guilty to defrauding thousands of people out of money in a telemarketing scheme.
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Shah, who starred on “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,” pleaded guilty to defrauding thousands of people out of money in a telemarketing scheme.
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Jen Shah
Shah, who starred on “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,” pleaded guilty to defrauding thousands of people out of money in a telemarketing scheme.
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Shah will also be forced to ditch her shiny jewels for something much less expensive, as the prison prohibits inmates from wearing anything that isn’t government-issued.

A wedding band and a religious necklace are the only items allowed, and each item’s worth is capped at a strict $100 limit.

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Page Six previously reported that Shah will have to share a bunk with another inmate and will have access to commissary items such as toiletries, soups, and gourmet snacks.

Taking to her Instagram on Friday, Shah shared a statement with her 233,000 followers just moments before reporting to prison.

“I am surrendering to serve a sentence in federal prison today,” she began. “It is the price I must pay for the bad decisions I made. People got hurt because of my decisions.”

“While incarcerated, I will work to make amends and reconcile with the victims of my crime.”

“In time, I pray that people will judge me for the way I responded to this sentence rather than only for the decisions that led me to prison,” she continued.

“I am a believer in earning freedom, and I’ll work toward that goal by making things right with the people I hurt.”

Before turning herself in on Friday, Shah decided to get a tattoo of her husband and sons’ names — Sharrief, Sharrief Jr., and Omar — inked on her right forearm.

Her youngest son, Omar, returned the gesture by getting his mother’s middle name “Keiki” tattooed on his left arm.

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