When Will the Chrisleys Go to Prison and Where Will They Serve Their Sentences?
When will the Chrisleys go to prison and where will they serve their sentences? Here are all the details we know so far about the shocking sentencing.
The stars of Chrisley Knows Best, Todd and Julie Chrisley, made 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.
On Nov. 21, 2022, 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 do they go to prison? Let's take a closer look.
When will the Chrisleys go to prison and start serving their respective sentences?
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.
So will the Chrisleys serve prison time in Georgia? More on that in a moment. First, the reality TV stars didn't surrender at the time of their sentencing to start their prison time. Instead, per Fox News, the stars were able to spend the holiday season with their family,
On Jan. 17, 203, Todd will start his 12-year sentence and Julie will begin her seven-year sentence, People reported. The Chrisleys' motion for bail pending appeal was denied on Jan. 10 — as was their request to extend their surrender date by 21 days.
What prison will the Chrisleys go to?
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. And that's exactly where she will be reporting on Jan. 17, 2023.
For his part, Todd will serve his sentence at FPC Pensacola, a federal prison that only serves male inmates and is also located in the Sunshine State.
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.”