The remainder of his sentence has been dismissed, and Todd Chrisley’s request to be released from his minimum-security prison and placed under house arrest has been granted.
Former attorney Jay Surgent, speaking with People, stated that his application under the CARES Act to be released was rejected. He mentioned that not only his application but also a significant number of other applications were rejected, resulting in him being confined to home.
Surgent stated, “She opted against doing it. She determined that she had no desire to do that, but the individual who was overseeing it and was responsible for handling it chose to submit it.”
He stated, “He wasn’t given proper consideration with regards to his reference of being admitted to a type of probationary program or home confinement, so the time period for the expired application was not taken into account, and then, And.”
The Economic Security and Relief Assistance Coronavirus Act introduced in 2020 allows prisoners to be placed in home confinement at the discretion of the director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
Chrisley’s lawyer voiced his dissatisfaction with the rejection, affirming, “It’s exceedingly regrettable, and at present our team is carrying out an internal inquiry into the issue.”
Surgent stated that we should not have processed it even though there was no reason why we should not have been enlightened about his term in prison.
Chrisley, along with his wife Julie, was convicted of defrauding banks out of $30 million by making fake financial statements. In January, his 12-year sentence began at the Federal Prison Camp in Pensacola, Florida, where he is known as the star of “Chrisley Knows Best.”
Surgent’s remarks followed the older children of the couple discussing the “nightmarish” circumstances at their parents’ minimum-security correctional facilities.
Snakes, in the case of Julie, and “black mold, asbestos” were discovered slithering on the floor in the prisons, as siblings Savannah Chrisley and Chase Chrisley mentioned on her podcast, “Unlocked With Savannah Chrisley,” that the facilities their parents were imprisoned in were unsuitable.
Chase remarked, “Both of them are situated in states where the temperature can exceed 100 degrees, and there is a lack of air conditioning.”
Todd and Julie were living in unsanitary conditions in extremely hot temperatures at their individual facilities, Surgent seemed to support these allegations, according to People.
“The situation is absolutely absurd,” he said, referring to their living conditions in Pensacola and Lexington, Kentucky.
Julie is imprisoned at the Federal Medical Center, Lexington, which is located over 650 miles away from Todd’s prison, equivalent to approximately a 10-hour drive.
Because prosecutors have claimed that Julie played a small role in the extensive tax and bank fraud committed by the couple, her punishment has been determined to be seven years.
Inmates along with others deserve better treatment, and we are saying that we deserve what they are saying. Surgent said that they deserve special treatment because of their conditions, but we are not saying that they deserve special treatment.
He added: “We should not be handling our inmates the way we are handling our prisoners at this moment.”.
The Prisons Bureau has challenged remarks regarding the circumstances at the establishments.
A spokesperson for the federal agency told Insider that they do not disclose details about the confinement conditions of individual inmates or groups of inmates due to concerns regarding privacy, safety, and security.