Judge Denies Todd & Julie Chrisley’s Requests For Bail & To Delay Surrender Date; ‘Chrisley Knows Best’ Couple Will Report to Prison Next Week

“We could always try tunneling our way to freedom, Shawshank style…”

Todd and Julie Chrisley’s last hope of dodging (or postponing) prison was lost this week after a judge denied the Chrisley Knows Best stars’ request for bail. 

According to FOX5 News Atlanta, Todd and Julie filed a request for bail as they appeal their case, but that was denied, along with the couple’s request to postpone their January 17 surrender date by three weeks. 

“Hell to the no,” the judge (probably) said.

As The Ashley reported in November, Todd and Julie received 12- and seven-year prison sentences, respectively, after being found guilty of tax evasion and bank fraud crimes. 

Todd will serve his time at Federal Prison Camp (FPC) Pensacola, a minimum-security facility. (Click here for details on what in store for Todd during his time behind bars.) As for Julie, she will be serving her sentence in Florida, too, though she will be about two hours from Todd at Federal Correctional Institute (FCI) Marianna SCP, a minimum-security satellite camp for female inmates. 

Ask and you shall receive.

Though Todd and Julie will not be housed in the same prison, a representative from the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) told Life & Style the couple will still be allowed to communicate while behind bars. 

“An inmate may be permitted to correspond with an inmate confined in any other penal or correctional institution if the other inmate is either a member of the immediate family, or is a party or witness in a legal action in which both inmates are involved,” the representative stated.

“Well I hope to hell video chats aren’t an option…I can’t have anyone other than my prison pals seeing me without my roots touched up and teeth whitened!” 

In addition to their respective prison sentences, Todd and Julie were sentenced to more than a year of probation following their incarceration and ordered to pay more than $17 million in restitution to the banks they defrauded. (According to court documents obtained by The Ashley, the Chrisleys will be paying off their restitution at $1000 per month.) 

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(Photos: USA Network) 

14 Responses

  1. 1416.6 months is how long it is going to take tood and his wife to pay off the 17 million…..they might both have to get a job! 🙂

  2. Since they will be in jail for at least 6 years for Julie and 11 years for Todd, they can sell their home and all their clothes. It will be out of date by the time they get out anyway. Sell their furniture, painting, etc.

    Like they have had months to get their affairs in order, I agree with the judge, they are just postponing the inevitable. If they are good and follow the rules in jail, they can probably get a day pass to go to Grayson’s graduation in a year and a half. especially if the warden has seen they have taken steps toward restitution payments.

    1. Neither will serve more than 5yrs, weather it’s health related, or good time they will do no more than 5yrs.

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