July 30, 2023

Celebrity

Todd Chrisley's confinement at home is presently under internal investigation

Todd Chrisley's home confinement case is currently being "investigated internally" after being rejected

By Jean Valjean July 30, 2023
Todd Chrisleys confinement at home is presently under internal investigation

Todd Chrisley's confinement at home is presently under internal investigation

The home detention case involving Todd Chrisley is currently being "internally investigated" after it was originally denied, according to his attorney, who spoke to People magazine.

Alum of Chrisley Knows Best "was making an application under the CARES Act to be released" to home confinement, according to Jay Surgent, but "his application, as well as a number of other applications — but particularly his, was rejected."

"He submitted it, but the person that was administrating it and was in charge of processing it, decided that she didn't want to do that. She decided not to do it," Surgent explained.

"And then, the time period for the application expired, so he wasn't given due consideration with reference to being admitted to home confinement or taken advantage of some type of a probationary program."

Surgent added: "It's very, very unfortunate, and that matter is now being investigated internally, and we feel as though there was no reason why it should have not been processed, even in light of his prison term."

Surgent's remarks follow TMZ's Friday revelation that Chrisley, 54, had applied to serve the balance of his term at home rather than in the extremely hot Federal Prison Camp Pensacola in Florida.

The outlet quoted Surgent that he and his wife Julie, 50, are "living in squalor in 100-degree temperatures" in prison, adding that "there’s no air conditioning, there’s no nothing" in their respective cells.

Before reporting to prison in January after receiving a combined 19-year prison term for tax fraud, Todd and Julie filed an application for home confinement and started the appeals process in December.

Surgent reveals the final filings to appeal were just recently completed. As for what happens next, "11th Circuit Court of Appeals can reverse the district court, or they could remand the case back for hearings that should have been held that were not held during the course of this trial," Surgent said.

"We argued very vigorously that their constitutional rights have been violated, and that they basically were not given a fair hearing. It's all in black and white actually," the attorney continued. "And their living conditions, both of them, he in Pensacola, she in Lexington, Kentucky, it's an absolute ridiculous situation."

"Not that we're saying that they deserve special treatment because they're celebrities. They don't," Surgent noted. "What we're saying is that they, along with other inmates, deserve better treatment."

Surgent went on: "We shouldn't be treating our prisoners the way we're treating our prisoners at this point in time."