Savannah Chrisley Reveals Dad Todd's "Ironic" Teaching Job in Prison

Savannah Chrisley revealed how parents Todd Chrisley and Julie Chrisley got their tax fraud sentences reduced and joked about the "ironic" part of their new prison gigs.

By Brett Malec Oct 04, 2023 9:49 PMTags
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Todd Chrisley and Julie Chrisley are working hard behind bars.

According to Savannah Chrisley, both of her parents are not only taking classes in prison while serving out their respective prison sentences for tax fraud, they're also instructing their fellow inmates as well.

"Dad's definitely taught some classes too," the 26-year-old shared on the Oct. 3 episode of her Unlocked podcast. "Trauma is one of them. I think another one was a financial class, which, how ironic?" 

The Chrisley Knows Best alum went on to explain the classes are part of the First Step Act, a federal program established in 2018 to help prisoners with their readmission into society after serving their sentences.

As for what classes her mom has been into, Savannah noted, "She taught a real estate class, she's got all these certificates from teaching and completing classes and all these things. Overachiever Julie is. Always been."

The reality stars reported to prison in January after being found guilty of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit bank fraud charges. Todd and Julie, who are currently appealing their convictions, were subsequently sentenced to 12 and seven years in prison. However, last month they had their sentenced reduced.

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Todd—who is in the Federal Correctional Institution (FPI) Pensacola—had his prison release moved up to Jan. 22, 2033, two years earlier than originally scheduled. Meanwhile, Julie—who is spending her time at FMC Lexington in Kentucky—will now be out Oct. 19, 2028, a year and three months earlier than her initial release date.

As for how the couple is doing today?

"Yesterday was exactly eight months since mom and dad had been gone, and it really hits," Savannah noted on the recent episode. "I think it hit everyone pretty hard. I know for me, the kids and I just hung out at the house all day yesterday, and we all were just in our own kinda weird moods. It's sad, because you think of all the life that is moving on without them and even just me dating. I would love to go and tell my mom anytime something good happens or anytime something bad happens. But it's not like I can pick up the phone and call. And so it's really sad to see the amount of things they're missing out on."

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Savannah's latest update on her parents comes several weeks after she slammed a report claiming Todd and Julie plan to divorce.

"That is a lie," she insisted on her Instagram last month, "and the only reason I'm speaking about the National Enquirer is because, frankly, you should be held accountable for all of your lies. The fact that you are going out here trying to wreak havoc on people's lives with a lie is absolutely insane."

Keep reading to relive the Chrisley family in happier times.

Couple Portrait

Chrisley Knows Best stars Julie Chrisley and Todd Chrisley smiled for a professional photo together in 2016.

Cast Photo

Todd and Julie were pictured along with Faye Chrisley, Chase Chrisley, Savannah Chrisley, Chloe Chrisley and Grayson Chrisley ahead of season eight of their reality show.

Beverly Hills Outing

The spouses attended the 2014 Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. in 2014. 

Academy of Country Music Awards

The pair hit the red carpet for the 2017 Academy Of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.

The Concert For Love And Acceptance

Lindsie Chrisley—whose parents are Todd and Teresa Terry—joined her dad, Savannah and Julie at the 2015 Concert For Love And Acceptance at City Winery Nashville.

Sibling Bond

Savannah and Chase snapped a pic together in 2019 for E! News' Daily Pop.

Chrisley Knows Best

The couple appeared with granddaughter Chloe, who they adopted, on the "Build A Baby" episode in 2020.

Hollywood Game Night

Todd and Julie appeared with their daughter Savannah on Hollywood Game Night in 2018 for the "Chrisley's Believe It Or Not" episode.

Father-Daughter Date

The real estate mogul and his daughter were among the stars at the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.

New York Event

Todd and Julie kept their kids Savannah and Chase close at the 2015 NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Upfront in New York City.

Nashville Night Out

Todd and Julie were spotted at the 2019 grand opening of E3 Chophouse Nashville in Nashville, Tenn.

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