Todd, Julie Chrisley’s daughter, accuses the prison of using “padlocks” to secure supplies as the couple has less time

Todd Chrisley and his wife Julie are surviving in extreme conditions in prison, according to their daughter Savannah.

Todd and Julie are currently serving their sentences at various facilities in Florida and Kentucky, respectively. Every taken to prison on January 17th after he was convicted of federal bank fraud and tax evasion.

“They don’t have air conditioning. It can be 115 degrees inside,” Savannah told Entertainment Tonight. “You padlock ice machines, you don’t provide proper medical care, you give people the wrong medications.”

“It’s hard for me when we give billions of dollars to other countries abroad and don’t even care about the people in our own system,” she added. “I spoke out about it. Many lawyers have come around to the idea that there is the potential for a huge lawsuit. It’s just sad.”


Julie, Savannah and Todd Chrisley

Savannah Chrisley (center) spoke about her parents’ living conditions in prison. (Vivian Zinc)

Savannah noted that she also fears that her public advocacy for better prison conditions could have a negative impact on her parents.

“Someone reached out to me and said, ‘You better be careful because if you say these things, these guards could potentially give your mom or dad some contraband to get them sent to a higher security prison,'” Savannah said the outlet. “For me it’s worrying because there are so many government overreaches.”

“It’s so hard because it causes so much turmoil, but my goal is not to create that divide, but to create love. At the end of the day, these people are not their fault,” she added.

Julie, Savannah, Chase and Todd Chrisley

Savannah Chrisley says she’s worried that advocating for better prison conditions could negatively impact her parents. (Terry Wyatt)

Just this month, Todd and Julie were granted reduced sentences. The couple will now serve a total of 15 years – 10 for Todd and five for Julie.

“Todd and Julie Chrisley were exemplary incarcerated people and complied with all regulations set forth by the Department of Corrections,” Jay Surgent, the Chrisleys’ attorney, told Fox News Digital.

“With this in mind, their prison sentences now stand at ten years for Todd and five years for Julie. We are aggressively pursuing the case through the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and other appeals.”

Todd and Julie Chrisley attend a party for a reality TV show

Todd and Julie Chrisley went to prison on Jan. 17 to serve a combined 19 years on federal fraud convictions. The sentence has now been reduced to 15 years. (USA Network)

Todd was originally sentenced to 12 years and Julie to seven years in prison after being charged with bank fraud and tax evasion in August 2019. They were originally placed on probation for 16 months at the end of their sentence.

Todd previously claimed through his lawyer that he was “singled out” and that his “celebrity status” led to mistreatment in prison.

“Todd Chrisley has been held accountable for failing to process his Cares Act application,” Surgent told Fox News Digital at the time. “Someone was allowed to take a photo of him while he was sleeping, and that’s a consequence of his celebrity status.”

Julie and Todd Chrisley are sitting on a couch

Todd and Julie Chrisley were convicted of fraud and tax evasion. (Paul Archuleta)


“The living conditions are terrible and it was reported to me that a venomous snake had entered Julie’s cell area and had to be embolized and removed,” he said. “Since that day it has been sitting in 100 degrees Celsius with no air conditioning and no one seems to care.”

Julie’s convictions included conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, tax fraud and conspiracy to defraud the United States. She was also charged with wire fraud and obstruction of justice. She reported to the satellite minimum security camp at the BOP facility in Lexington, a source previously confirmed to Fox News Digital.

The Chrisley family in a promotional photo for "Chrisley knows best"

The Chrisley family became famous through the reality show “Chrisley Knows Best”. (Tommy Garcia/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Todd was convicted of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, tax fraud and conspiracy to defraud the United States. He reported to a minimum security facility, Pensacola Federal Pensacola Camp.

Prosecutors had alleged that the Chrisleys submitted fraudulent documents to banks when applying for loans and, in particular, that Julie submitted fraudulent credit reports when she tried to rent a home in California.


Rick Schindler

Rick Schindler is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Rick Schindler joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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