Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino on Prisoners Getting Early Releases Amid Coronavirus Pandemic (Exclusive)

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is doing his part to flatten the curve. 

In an interview with ET's Rachel Smith on Thursday, the Jersey Shore star opened up about how he and his wife, Lauren, are self-quarantining amid the coronavirus pandemic. Mike also addressed recent initiatives to help slow the spread of the disease -- like allowing some prisoners early release. 

New Jersey is reportedly set to release 1,000 inmates early to curb coronavirus risk, with other states following suit. Many of the inmates being released were locked up as part of probation sentences or municipal court convictions. 

"Honestly the governor and everyone is saying that crowds over 10 is not safe right now. So, I think they're doing their best to try to alleviate that situation," Mike told ET. "There's a lot of people that are crowded up in those situations."

The reality star was released from prison last September, following an eight-month sentence for tax evasion. "I know firsthand that in halfway houses, there's 50, 60, 70 people all together, and they're just trying to fix that situation right now," he added. 

Mike has been self-isolating with his wife in their new home amid the pandemic, and working with the New Jersey government to encourage others to do the same. 

"We answered the call, and I'm very grateful to be a part of such a positive message," he shared. "We really wanted to be a part of using our platform to help people spread awareness about flattening this curve -- staying home, and if you have to go out, to be smart and practice social distancing."

"We did a little video for the government and they put it up, and I was very excited to be a part of it. It's a really good story," Mike said.