Former reality TV stars Todd and Julie Chrisley have had their prison sentences reduced, according to their lawyer, Jay Surgent. The couple, who were convicted of fraud and tax evasion, initially received sentences of 12 years for Todd and seven years for Julie. However, due to their compliance and good behavior while incarcerated, their sentences have now been reduced to 10 years for Todd and five years for Julie. The Chrisleys' legal team is also pursuing further legal remedies through the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.
The couple reported to prison on January 17, and Todd had previously claimed that he was being mistreated due to his celebrity status. He alleged that his application for the Cares Act was not processed and that someone took a photo of him while he was sleeping. He also described the poor living conditions, including a poisonous snake in Julie's cell and lack of air conditioning in high temperatures. Todd further detailed issues with plumbing and the presence of mold and fungus in the prison.
Their children, Chase, Savannah, and Grayson, first made allegations of their parents' inhumane treatment on Savannah's podcast. They expressed their concerns about the lack of air conditioning, as well as the presence of black mold, asbestos, lead-based paint, and snakes in the prison. The Federal Bureau of Prisons declined to comment on the specific conditions of the couple's confinement but stated that safety is a top priority.
Todd and Julie rose to fame with their reality show, "Chrisley Knows Best," which aired from 2014 to 2021. Although the show has ended, it has been reported that a new reality show focusing on the couple's children will be produced after their parents' release from prison. The new show will be unscripted and will feature Chase, Savannah, Grayson, Chloe (the couple's granddaughter), and Todd's mother, Nanny Faye.
In terms of their release dates, Todd is expected to leave the Federal Prison Camp Pensacola on January 22, 2033, nearly two years earlier than his original 12-year sentence. Julie, on the other hand, will be released from the Federal Medical Center Lexington on October 19, 2028, shaving 14 months off her seven-year sentence. The couple pleaded not guilty to wire fraud and conspiracy to commit bank fraud in August 2019, but they were found guilty on all counts in June 2022. They have been appealing their case since December of that year.
The Chrisleys have three children together, Chase, Savannah, and Grayson, as well as a granddaughter, Chloe. The family is reportedly planning to return to reality TV after Todd and Julie's release from prison.