Savannah Chrisley is worried about her mother Julie Chrisley now that she’s been locked up in an “inhumane” prison facility.
As we’ve been following, the matriarch and her husband Todd Chrisley both reported to their respective jails last month after they were sentenced to jail for a combined 19 years for bank fraud and tax evasion. While Todd was slammed with the longer time behind bars (12 years), he apparently made out lucky compared to his wife when it comes to his prison digs!
According to Savannah on last Tuesday’s episode of her podcast, Unlocked, Julie’s facility, the Federal Medical Center Lexington in Kentucky is treating their service dogs WAY better than their actual inmates! She even went so far as to claim her mother has “no air” in the building. Uh, what?!
While speaking to her guest Britney Ruby Miller, Savannah broke down the horrible conditions at the jail where the Chrisley Knows Best star will be spending the next seven years, explaining:
“My mom’s in a facility that has no air, but yet there are service dogs for the prison that are in a heated and cooled building because it’s inhumane for them not to have air.”
The Growing Up Chrisley alum thinks the conditions are so bad (such as having “no heat or fresh air”), it could be illegal! She stated:
“I read an executive order that [President Joe] Biden signed that said all federal inmates must be housed in environmentally-friendly facilities and I’m like, ‘OK, well, this is completely opposite of that.’”
Whoa! Sounds bad! The 25-year-old went on to point out that people are unaware of “how corrupt the system is” until they’re impacted by it. Sadly for her, we don’t think putting the prison on blast is going to do much to improve her mother’s stay!
The Federal Bureau of Prisons has actually clapped back at her arguments! In a statement to DailyMail.com‘s FEMAIL on Tuesday, the organization insisted everything is up to code at the facility, sharing:
“For privacy, safety, and security reasons, we do not release information on the conditions of confinement for any inmate or group of inmates. However, we can share, the Bureau of Prisons’ institutions are accredited by the American Correctional Association. ACA Standards cover environmental conditions, including temperature and air quality… [and] discusses temperatures in indoor living and work areas appropriate for summer and winter.”
Sounds like Julie’s going to have to get used to the rough conditions. Todd, on the other hand, is having a much more luxurious time in prison. Well, as luxurious as it can get!
Sure, he may be going gray already since he’s had to say goodbye to his beloved hair dye (talk about champagne problems!), but at least he’s at a “country club” style facility! The Chrisley Confessions podcast host checked into the Federal Prison Camp Pensacola in Florida for his 12-year sentence last month. Obviously, nobody wants to be locked up, but if you’re forced to be behind bars, this sounds like the kinda place you’d want to be sentenced. Ex-inmate of the same facility, Justin Paperny, told The US Sun:
“He’ll be in a minimum security camp. There’s a dorm. There’ll be a nice track, there’ll be exercise equipment. It’s part of the reason people call these minimum security camps, club feds or country clubs.”
Explaining how posh things really are there, Justin continued:
“You see no fences or barbed wire. You see a big track, you see a football field, a softball field, a soccer field, perhaps a volleyball and bocce ball court, racquetball and tennis courts, maybe even pickleball. So you have a very open environment that will allow him to be out.”
Not only will he be able to work out, but there are also music programs and weekly movie nights. Sounds like paradise compared to Julie’s situation! That said, previously, Savannah said her momma was “keeping busy” and had “made friends” at the facility, saying:
“She’s going to church, she’s working, she’s playing some Spades — and when I tell you she’s playing, she’s running a dog on everyone.”
Doesn’t sound so bad, all things considered. Certainly not “inhumane,” for that matter. So, maybe the reality of the situation is just starting to settle in. Hear lots more about Todd and Chrisley’s time behind bars so far (below).
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