Josh Duggar Transferred to Another Prison Amid 12-Year Sentence


Josh Duggar.
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After one month  at Washington County Detention Center, Josh DuggarIs being transferred Us WeeklyYou can confirm.

The former19 Kids and Countingstar, 34 years old, is now moving from Fayetteville to FCI Seagoville and FCI Texarkana. They are both located a few hundred kilometers from the Washington County Jail.

According to documents obtained from UseDuggar was transferred Friday, June 24, at 4 :08 a.m. CT. It could take several days for them to update his precise location.

Duggar, who was convicted on two counts of child pornography possession and receiving in December 2021, was sentenced May 25 to 151 months imprisonment. This roughly translates to 12.5 years. Once his sentence is complete, Duggar, the father of seven, will also be eligible for 20 years supervised release.

Duggar appealed to an Arkansas court before he was sentenced. “Duggar respectfully provides notice of his intent to evaluate and pursue any and all meritorious arguments in his appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit,” the court document, which was submitted on June 3,  read — two weeks after the 34-year-old’s conviction was recorded.

The appeal was granted and the former reality star objected to one count of receiving child pornography. “Count Two [of possessing child pornography] was dismissed by the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas on May 25, 2022,” the filing read.

Duggar cannot have unsupervised visits with his children after he is released from prison. Court documents, which outline the conditions of Duggar’s supervised release, state that Duggar has seven children with his wife. Duggar has seven children with his wife Anna DuggarMackynzie (12), Michael (10), Marcus (8), Meredith (8), Meredith (6), Mason (4), Maryella (3), and Madyson (7 months).

The documents read: “If there is a concern about the potential for inadvertent contact with a minor at a particular place, function, or event, then the Defendant shall get approval from the U.S. Probation Office before attending any such place, function or event.”

Josh Duggar Transferred After 12-Year Prison Sentence

Josh Duggar.
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The docs also noted that Josh “shall not possess, use, or have access to a computer or any other electronic device that has Internet or photograph storage capabilities without prior advance notice and approval of the U.S. Probation Office.” Any device he owns will have to be approved and is subject to random searches via installed monitoring software.

Josh will also need to submit his information and personal details to the U.S. probation office after his release. He is also required to take part in a treatment program for sexual offender. Josh is not allowed to possess marijuana. He is also “required to submit to periodic polygraph testing” — meaning lie detector testing — “at the discretion of the probation office as a means to ensure that he is in compliance with the requirements of his supervision or treatment program.”

Following Judge Timothy L. Brooks’ sentence, some members of the Duggar family spoke out, including one of Josh’s cousins, Amy DuggarShe has been vocal in condemning Josh’s crimes.

“I knew him getting the maximum sentence wasn’t going to be the easiest to prove since it’s his first offense in the judge’s eyes — which I hate — but at the same time, he cannot have his computer, he cannot hurt, exploit any more children and when he sees his kids, he has to be supervised,” Amy said via an Instagram video on May 25. “And honestly, where he’s going, I feel like the prisoners are just gonna take care of him.”

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