Todd and Julie Chrisley Set to Be Released From Prison Early – Initially, Todd and Julie Chrisley received a combined prison sentence of 19 years due to a federal tax conviction. However, Todd, who began serving his 12-year sentence in January, is now set to be released from the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Pensacola in Florida on January 22, 2033, two years earlier than originally anticipated, as indicated by prison records.
Julie is also serving her sentence concurrently with Todd. Regarding Julie’s situation, she originally received a seven-year prison sentence, but according to prison records, she is now slated for release from Federal Medical Center, Lexington in Kentucky on October 19, 2028. Her initial seven-year term has been shortened by one year and seven months.
As for the reasons behind the early release of the Chrisley Knows Best stars, several factors might have contributed to this decision, including factors like good behavior. In a statement given to ET, the couple’s lawyer, Jay Surgent, confirmed this information and also mentioned that his clients’ sentences may see further reductions in November.
“Both Todd and Julie received reductions to their sentences as a result of the First Step Act where good-time credit is front loaded, leaving Todd with 10 years and Julie 5 years, instead of 12 and 7,” Surgent said. “They are both model incarcerated individuals with no infractions, and they are first offenders, and not violent offenders.”
He added, “On November 1st, 2023, the Federal Sentencing Commission’s adoption of new guidelines will take place, allowing Todd and Julie to get further credits.” In November, a federal judge imposed a sentence on Todd, consisting of 12 years in prison and 16 months of probation, while Julie received a sentence of seven years in prison, along with 16 months of probation.
This sentencing occurred about half a year after they were convicted of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and tax fraud. Initially, prosecutors had suggested a sentence of 17 1/2 to 22 years for Todd and 10 to 12 1/2 years for Julie. The reduced sentences come nearly a month after a rep for Savannah Chrisley confirmed to ET that a new docuseries about her family is in the works.
According to a release from Scout Productions, the new docuseries will “document the next chapter” of Savannah, Chase, Grayson, Chloe and Faye “Nanny Faye” Chrisley’s lives as they rebuild while Todd and Julie serve out their prison sentences.
“The time was right to share our story and we couldn’t have found better partners in Scout Productions. Their ability to balance popular culture and empathy through authentic storytelling is unrivaled and I know they’re going to find the right home for this next chapter of our lives,” Savannah said in a statement. “We’re so happy to be back.”