Savannah Chrisley Says Parents Todd & Julie Chrisley Are Unable to Speak to Each Other From Prison: “Going On Four Months [Without Speaking] Is A Lot”

“I can’t imagine what Julie is going through, having to go this long without hearing my sweet, soothing twang.”

Savannah Chrisley has been keeping fans updated since the moment her parents Todd and Julie Chrisley began serving their years-long prison sentences; however, Savannah revealed this week that Todd and Julie are unable to do the same with each other. 

As The Ashley previously told you, Todd and Julie were sentenced to prison in November after being convicted of tax evasion and bank fraud crimes. In January, Todd began serving his 12-year sentence at Federal Camp Pensacola in Florida, while Julie began serving her seven-year sentence at Federal Medical Center (FMC) Lexington in Kentucky. 

On this week’s episode of Savannah’s Unlocked podcast, the Growing Up Chrisley star revealed she recently received dozens of letters written by Julie behind bars, many detailing how much she misses Todd, as the two have allegedly been unable to correspond with each other after reporting to prison.

“…a lot of prison gossip to catch my wife up on.”

“She actually sent me 30 to 40 days’ worth of letters,” Savannah said. “It was just like her daily diary, journal…I’ll eventually put them out, read them at some point to give people updates on how they were doing and what was going through their minds.

“I don’t think there’s a single letter that goes by that she does not say how much she misses my dad,” she continued. “They don’t get to talk…So we’re like, four months in, almost, and being together almost 30 years now and not going a day without speaking, to now going on four months is a lot.” 

“Ya know what’s even longer? Our dang prison sentences.”

Savannah did not explain why her parents are unable to communicate with one another while locked up, as it was previously reported that the husband and wife would be permitted to do so. 

“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,” a representative from the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) told Life & Style in November. 

Savannah went on to discuss how “tough” it was to read her mother’s letters, which also contained accounts of Julie’s day and “things that she’s scared or nervous about.” 

Julie, attempting to look calm while internally panicking that the prison commissary will run out of off-brand whitening strips.

“Just, all the thoughts that go through her mind and not having my dad there with her, that’s the biggest thing,” Savannah explained. “It’s tough.” 

The 25-year-old also revealed that a “constant theme” in her mother’s letters was how the Chrisleys’ imprisonment has resulted in Savannah’s life “having to be put on hold.” As The Ashley previously reported, when Todd and Julie were sent to the slammer, Savannah gained custody of her 17-year-old brother Grayson and 10-year-old niece Chloe. (Chloe is the biological daughter of Todd’s eldest son, Kyle Chrisley, though Todd and Julie legally adopted Chloe years ago.) 

Savannah admitted the life she’s currently living is “not sustainable,” despite it being her reality until (one or both of) her parents are able to come home. 

“Miss ya, bestie.”

While fans of the Chrisley family’s now-cancelled show, Chrisley Knows Best, know that Savannah has always been very close to Todd, Savannah said she is not able to visit her father as often as she visits her mother, as doing so requires a seven-hour drive. Savannah likened the unconventional situation to having divorced parents. 

“I imagine this is what having divorced parents feels like, with having to figure out who am I gonna see this weekend,” she said. “Bouncing back and forth. And that’s the hard part of figuring out like, alright, who am I gonna go see? Because also going to see dad is … a lot further away.”

RELATED STORY: Todd Chrisley’s Mom Nanny Faye Chrisley Says Todd & Julie Going To Prison Is Hardest Thing She’s Ever Dealt With: “I Am Broken” 

(Photos: USA Network; Instagram) 

7 Responses


  1. This family is clueless and Savannah is an overly sheltered and spoiled nitwit. Who is listening to her podcast? That little girl honestly believes we give a damn about her parents in prison. ? Maybe don’t break the law and you wouldn’t be in the situation you are in. Dear God, the way Savannah whines and cries (and apparently terrorizes Southwest employees) is annoying and fake. Your parents aren’t Nelson Mandela, Savannah.


  2. Play stupid games win stupid prizes.

    Zero sympathy for them. The entire family have always acted like rules don’t apply to them.


  3. Well, if Julie wanted to stay living her life with her husband and not put so much pressure on her daughter’s shoulders then they shouldn’t have committed those crimes ? zero sympathy for those white collar criminals


    1. The dad is likely lying to them all. He didn’t put the mom on just contact list. He doesn’t want to have to talk to the mom, deal w the blame, hear her complaints and crying.

      He’s just focused on living his best gay life in prison and loving it.


  4. Is it possible that he broke the prison rules and received a punishment?

    Why does mom send letters out but not dad?

    Why would he not be able to receive letters from his own wife? That’s weird.

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