In a surprising turn of events, Todd and Julie Chrisley, well-known for their reality show “Chrisley Knows Best,” are set to be released from prison earlier than previously expected, according to confirmation from Fox News Digital. The couple’s lawyer, Jay Surgent, released a statement praising their conduct during their time behind bars, stating, “Todd and Julie Chrisley have been model incarcerated individuals and have been compliant with all regulations promulgated by the bureau of prisons.”
Originally sentenced to 12 years and 7 years, respectively, after being indicted in August 2019 on bank fraud and tax evasion charges, Todd’s sentence has been reduced to 10 years, while Julie’s has been reduced to 5 years. The Chrisleys were initially ordered to complete 16 months of probation following their prison terms.
Todd Chrisley had previously claimed through his lawyer that he was “singled out” due to his “celebrity status,” citing mistreatment and subpar living conditions. These allegations included the non-processing of his Cares Act application, invasion of privacy, and concerning prison conditions such as poor plumbing and mold.
The couple’s children also expressed their concerns regarding their parents’ imprisonment. During an episode of Savannah Chrisley’s podcast, “Unlocked with Savannah Chrisley,” they alleged “inhumane treatment” and deplorable living conditions, including the lack of air conditioning, black mold, asbestos, lead-based paint, and even the presence of a poisonous snake.
A spokesperson for the Federal Bureau of Prisons emphasized that safety is a top priority but refrained from commenting on the conditions of confinement for specific individuals.
While “Chrisley Knows Best” went off the air in March of this year, Fox News Digital has learned that a new unscripted reality show is in the works, focusing on the lives of Todd and Julie’s children after their parents’ prison sentences. This new series promises to be a pivotal next chapter for Chase, Savannah, Grayson, Chloe, and Nanny Faye, Todd’s mother, as they navigate life in the absence of their parents.