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Chrisley Children Call Parents' Prison Conditions A 'Nightmare'

Former reality television stars Todd and Julie Chrisley are enduring prison conditions their children describe as “inhumane.” In the latest episode of her podcast “Unlocked w/ Savannah Chrisley,” Savannah Chrisley, 25, and her brother Chase Chrisley, 27, discussed how their parents are doing, CNN reports. The two were convicted last year of conspiracy to defraud banks out of more than $30 million in loans. The “Chrisley Knows Best” stars and their accountant, Peter Tarantino, were also convicted of tax crimes. Todd Chrisley is serving a 12-year sentence at the Federal Prison Camp in Pensacola, Fla., while Julie Chrisley, who was sentenced to seven years, was sent to the Federal Medical Center in Lexington, Ky. Chase Chrisley called conditions for both parents a "nightmare.” “They both have no air conditioning,” he continued. “They’re both in states where it gets to be 100+ degrees, and there’s no air conditioning.”

Savannah Chrisley said poisonous snakes were "casually slithering on the floor in front of her” mother. Savannah alleged that the facilities where her parents are serving their time has issues with asbestos, black mold and lead-based paint. “I mean, Chase, it is prison so we’re not going to sit here and act like it should be the Four Seasons,” she said. “It’s prison, so people don’t have any sympathy for it.” A spokesperson for the federal Bureau of Prisons would not comment on “anecdotal allegations,” adding “for privacy, safety, and security reasons we do not comment on the conditions of confinement for any specific adult in custody (AIC) or group of AICs.” The spokesman said that every federal prison, including those hold the Chrisleys, "has contingency plans to address a large range of concerns or incidents, including ventilation temperatures, and is fully equipped and prepared to implement these plans as necessary.”


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