Todd and Julie Chrisley's Living Conditions in Prison Are 'Horrendous', says Lawyer

Todd, Julie Chrisley were convicted on fraud charges and reported to prison in January

By Madison Raymond July 29, 2023
Todd and Julie Chrisleys Living Conditions in Prison Are Horrendous
Todd and Julie Chrisley's Living Conditions in Prison Are 'Horrendous'

Todd Chrisley and his wife Julie Chrisley are not having a good time in prison.

Todd and Julie Chrisley are not enjoying their time in jail, and their new attorney intends to appeal, saying that his clients' "celebrity status" is having an impact on how they are treated there.

The Chrisleys' defence team's newest addition, criminal defence attorney Jay Surgent, told ET on Friday that "the living conditions are horrendous at both of their facilities."

In November 2022, Todd and Julie were found guilty on fraud charges and were remitted to prison in January. Julie is incarcerated for seven years in Lexington, Kentucky, while Todd is incarcerated for 12 years in Pensacola, Florida. Both of them are contesting the judgment.

Todd allegedly informed Surgent that his facility's plumbing is poor, does not have air conditioning, and that Todd is concerned about mould development.

Surgent was also informed by Todd that he hadn't been receiving any mail and that he thought someone had taken a photo of him while he was sleeping.

"While they aren't asking for special treatment, they have found that the administration at both of their facilities aren't handling things properly because of their celebrity status," the attorney added.

"We are hearing that sex, drugs and cell phones are making their way into these institutions."

Surgent stated that he intends to apply to the court for a sentence reduction as well as home confinement for Todd and Julie.

The lawyer's allegations coincide with those made by the Chrisleys' son, Chase Chrisley, who spoke with sister Savannah Chrisley on a recent episode of her podcast, Unlocked With Savannah Chrisley, and spoke candidly about how he recently visited his father in prison.

"It's a nightmare," Chase said.

"They both have no air conditioning," Chase claimed. "They are both in states where it gets to be 100+ degrees, and there's no air conditioning."