Doing his finest. Lindsie Chrisley acquired candid about how her father, Todd Chrisley, is adjusting to life behind bars — and revealed he’s already made some “nice associates.”
The 33-year-old opened up about “the psychological and emotional affect” of her household’s expertise through the Wednesday, April 5, episode of her “Southern Tea” podcast whereas chatting with jail advisor Justin Paperny, noting that she “couldn’t even think about” what Todd, 53, and Julie Chrisley are “going via on the within” as they serve time.
“In one among my first emails to my dad … I requested [my dad], ‘Are there any psychological well being companies that you’ve got entry to?’ And I can’t get a direct reply from him,” Lindsie mentioned, noting that inmates should have their wellness “on the forefront” of their expertise behind bars.
Regardless of her considerations for her father’s wellbeing, Lindsie revealed that he’s been optimistic all through his sentence. Todd is serving 12 years at Florida’s Federal Jail Camp Pensacola, whereas Julie, 50, reported to Federal Medical Middle in Lexington, Kentucky, to finish her seven-year sentence. The couple surrendered to their respective areas in January after being convicted of financial institution fraud, wire fraud and tax evasion.
Lindsie reassured listeners that Todd and Julie had been “welcomed with open arms” after they reported to jail earlier this yr. “I really feel so blessed with that as a result of I’ve heard of different folks reporting and that not being the case, so I do really feel like we’re so blessed in that regard,” she defined on Wednesday.
Paperny added that Todd may have the chance to “be taught” from his fellow inmates, commanding the Chrisley Is aware of Greatest patriarch for his “chutzpah” all through his trial. “The percentages of prevailing at trial, as you recognize, are very low,” the White Collar Recommendation founder mentioned. “So to undergo it, understanding the percentages are towards you — after which to endure the conviction and a prolonged jail time period along with your dignity and a plan, nonetheless discovering which means, connecting with your loved ones — it’s laborious to do, and it may be inspirational to different prisoners.”
Todd shares Lindsie and son Kyle Chrisley with ex-wife Teresa Terry. He and Julie tied the knot in 1996 and are the dad and mom of daughter Savannah Chrisley and sons Chase and Grayson Chrisley. They adopted Kyle’s daughter, Chloe, in 2016, and the toddler is now within the care of Savannah.
With Todd and Julie away from dwelling, their youngsters have been vocal about how they’ve taken their challenges in stride — whereas additionally defending their dad and mom’ innocence. “In my dad and mom’ case, I consider that the results don’t match the alleged crime,” Lindsie argued on her podcast, clarifying that neither Todd nor Julie have “complained” about serving time.
The South Carolina native informed listeners that her dad and mom’ state of affairs has opened her eyes to the tough realities of the U.S. jail system. “It doesn’t matter what it’s in life, when you find yourself going via one thing [difficult] … you’ve entry to issues and data to issues that you simply wouldn’t have had earlier than with out that have,” she mentioned. “Although that, I’ve realized the necessity for reform.”
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