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When Will the Chrisleys Go to Prison and Where Will They Serve Their Sentences?

Melissa Willets - Author

Nov. 22 2022, Published 11:01 a.m. ET

Todd and Julie Chrisley, the stars of Chrisley Knows Best, are making headlines for a highly undesirable reason following their shocking sentencing for bank and tax fraud. Back in June, the couple was found guilty and has since been holed up in their Nashville, Tenn. home, which is where they were placed under house arrest while waiting to find out their fate.

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On Nov. 21, the reality duo was sentenced. Todd received 12 years behind bars, while his wife received a sentence of seven years in prison. Both are then subject to three years of supervised release, per CNN.

So, when will the Chrisleys go to prison and start serving their respective sentences?

Todd and Julie Chrisley
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Although the Chrisleys had been living in Tennessee, according to the United States Department of Justice, the celebrity couple’s trial and sentencing took place in Georgia. Remember, the family lived in Atlanta while filming their reality show, per Reality Titbit, and their $30 million money scheme presumably played out there.

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So will the Chrisleys serve prison time in Georgia? More on that in a moment. First, the reality parents and grandparents didn't surrender at the time of their sentencing to start their prison time.

Instead, per Fox News, the stars better enjoy this holiday season, as they will report to a federal prison just weeks after New Year's, on Jan. 15, 2023.

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What prison will the Chrisleys go to? They won’t be together if the judge has her way.

Julie and Todd Chrisley
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Todd and Julie's sentencing may surprise fans who didn’t predict such a hefty penalty coming their way. But as U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Buchanan explained, “Over the course of a decade, the defendants defrauded banks out of tens of millions of dollars while evading payment of their federal income taxes. Their lengthy sentences reflect the magnitude of their criminal scheme and should serve as a warning to others tempted to exploit our nation’s community banking system for unlawful personal gain.”

It isn't clear whether the Chrisleys will be allowed to stagger their sentences. This structure would enable the stars to maintain custody of their granddaughter, Chloe. Todd told E! News in 2014 about Chloe’s dad and his oldest son: "Kyle is bipolar and normally, people that are bipolar, they seek out a way to self-medicate, which is what Kyle has done since he's been young.” Todd added, “I want what's best for him."

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Meanwhile, according to Insider, the couple also takes care of Todd’s mom, Faye, who has bladder cancer. So, where will the reality stars, whose show is reportedly now canceled, serve time? U.S. District Judge Eleanor Ross recommended Julie report to FCI Tallahassee, in Florida, which serves both male and female prisoners.

For his part, it’s expected that Todd will serve his sentence at FPC Pensacola, a federal prison that only serves male inmates and is also located in the Sunshine State. Those details haven't been confirmed yet, and at the time of writing, the Chrisleys hadn't released any sort of statement following their sentencing.

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