How are Todd and Julie Chrisley doing in prison? ‘OK’
Todd and Julie Chrisley make life work in their separate federal prisons by making new friends, playing cards and sharing the word of Jesus Christ, daughter Savannah Chrisley said on her Unlocked podcast this week.
It’s Savannah Chrisley’s first podcast recorded since her parents turned themselves in to jails in Kentucky and Florida to serve sentences of 12 years (he) and seven years (she) after being convicted of tax evasion and bank fraud. Though it dropped on Tuesday, the podcast was taped a week earlier.
Savannah Chrisley said she believes God put her father where he is — at Federal Prison Camp in Pensacola, Fla. — “to really make a difference,” though there are “some tough days.”
“He works in the chapel, which is absolutely amazing, and I could never be more proud of my father and the man he is,” she said, noting that it was “amazing” to hear from “all the people they come to recognize Jesus in this place.”
Over at the Federal Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky, Julie Chrisley has “made friends,” her daughter said, and “goes to church, she works.”
It sounds like she works in the room, too: “She plays a couple of spades — and when I tell you to play,” Savannah said, “she walks the stage with everyone.” Anyone who knows my family knows Spades is our game, it’s what we play, it’s just our thing.”
Savannah also advised people to get the court documents and transcripts to understand what happened to her parents in court, saying it would “teach you not to listen to those dumpster tabloids.”
Meanwhile, at home, she said the siblings, 16-year-old Grayson and 10-year-old Chloe, are “doing fine”.
“It’s tough when your norm isn’t your norm anymore,” Savannah said. “What I’ve known for 15 years – my parents are gone and it’s tough. My dad is my absolute best friend and I can’t just pick up the phone and call him.”
She says she unexpectedly misses Todd Chrisley, who sends her 20 or 30 Instagram videos every day, and reconciles not being able to send him “funny messages” when something stupid or bad happens in her life. “I know he won’t get it. And that’s what I mean by it feels like a slow death.”
Savannah said she “mourns the loss of my parents and what I know. Take all the money away – I don’t give a fuck. take everything away If only I could get my parents back, that’s literally all that matters.”
She says she is working with her parents’ legal teams, who will be appealing this month, and is just grateful that she, Grayson and Chloe can visit her parents without speaking to them through glass.
“I trust in our lawyers and in God,” she said, “and I know that God’s plan is far greater than any plan we could ever hope for.”
Chrisley Knows Best, a look at the lifestyle of a wealthy Southern family, first aired in 2014. That show and its offshoot Growing Up Chrisley were canceled last November after Todd and Julie Chrisley were convicted.
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2023-02-02/chrisley-prison-update-todd-chrisley-julie-savannah-podcast How are Todd and Julie Chrisley doing in prison? ‘OK’