The Chrisleys were once one of America’s favorite reality TV families, having stayed on TV for almost a decade with various shows. Their original series, ‘Chrisley Knows Best,’ aired on the USA network from 2014 to 2023.
The Chrisleys’ biggest scandal was Todd and Julie’s arrest and conviction in 2022 for tax evasion, wire fraud, and bank fraud. Todd was sentenced to 12 years in prison, and Julie received seven years.
In January 2023, Julie began serving her sentence at the Federal Medical Center Lexington in Kentucky, while Todd served time in Florida. Becoming an inmate significantly changes Julie Chrisley, the former reality TV mom. Let’s examine the details that have been revealed about her life in prison.
Initially, Julie Chrisley tried to make the best of her situation.
As a person of faith, she leaned heavily on religion to ease her anxieties after being sentenced to prison.
On a happier note, Julie Chrisley can spend up to $360 monthly on entertainment or personal products from the commissary. According to Yahoo, she can also participate in educational activities like arts and crafts.
Unfortunately, Julie Chrisley is reportedly enduring terrible conditions in prison. Her daughter, Savannah Chrisley, even suggested on her podcast ‘Unlocked’ in February 2023 that her mother is treated worse than dogs.
Savannah criticized her mother’s prison for being barbaric on her podcast. In another episode that July, she claimed that both her parents’ cells contained black mold, asbestos, and lead paint. She also mentioned that they don’t have air conditioning, making the temperatures over 100 degrees unbearable.
Julie, in particular, had to deal with a poisonous snake that got into her cell. Fortunately, officials caught it before anyone was harmed.
Prison is predictably tricky for Julie and her husband for various reasons.
Julie, a mother of six, receives special holiday meals.
For instance, on Mother’s Day, she enjoyed brunch (according to OK!). The breakfast options included eggs, potatoes, and even French toast. For lunch, there was a taco bar with various fixings.
Providing a fun meal might help Chrisley feel better about being locked up for the holidays.
Julie Chrisley misses her husband, Todd Chrisley.
Julie Chrisley is finding it difficult to be away from her husband of almost 30 years, Todd Chrisley, as they are now in separate federal prisons several states away.
In jail, Julie Chrisley has had to deal with rumors of a breakup, which are unfounded.
There has been speculation that she may divorce her husband, Todd Chrisley, now that they are forced to spend years apart in separate federal prisons. However, their daughter, Savannah Chrisley, shut down those rumors on Instagram in May. She wrote, ‘My parents are madly in love with each other and will come out of this trial even stronger and more in love than before.’
In November, the Daily Mail reported that Julie might leave Todd soon. She holds him responsible for persuading her to go along with the illegal scheme that landed her behind bars.