Why Savannah Chrisley Has "Hope" After Visiting Dad Todd Chrisley in Prison

Savannah Chrisley recently shared her perspective on life after visiting her dad, Todd Chrisley, as he serves out his 12-year sentence at a prison in Florida. See what she said about having "hope."

By Kisha Forde Feb 16, 2023 5:56 PMTags
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Savannah Chrisley's faith is stronger than ever after visiting her dad, Todd Chrisley.
A month after Todd and his wife Julie Chrisley each began serving their prison sentences in their tax fraud case, the Growing Up Chrisley star gave insight into a recent visit with the patriarch.

"Even visiting my dad, I have so much hope and so much restored strength that I'm like, ‘This isn't the end,'" Savannah said during the Feb. 14 episode of her Unlocked podcast. "And I know that they're going through what they're going through for us to make a difference, for us to make a change. Because whether this appeal works or not, they're still coming out with a story."

In January, both Todd and Julie each began serving time in their tax fraud case. Todd, 53, who was sentenced to serve 12 years in prison, began his sentence at a federal location in Florida. Meanwhile Julie, 50, who was sentenced to seven years behind bars, is serving her time at a prison in Kentucky.

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Two weeks after the pair began their sentences, Savannah shared an update on how her parents were adjusting, noting that Todd was "doing pretty good," and has a job working at his facility's chapel, which she said was "absolutely amazing."

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"We talk to him, we email him," she during the podcast's Jan. 31 episode. "We get to see him, so for that, I am forever grateful, because there are so many people that don't get to see their loved ones that are in different facilities, that are maybe in maximum-security prisons that don't get visitors, that have to say hello through a piece of glass."

As for her mom, she echoed the same sentiment, sharing that Julie is doing "really well" despite the circumstances.

"It sounds crazy for me to say, 'Alright, they're doing really well,' but they are," Savannah continued. "My mom, she's made friends, she's keeping busy, she's going to church, she's working, she's playing some spades."

After the pair's federal indictment in August 2019, both Todd and Julie pleaded not guilty to 12 counts, including wire fraud and conspiracy to commit bank fraud. However, the two were found guilty by an Atlanta federal jury on all counts in June 2022.

Their attorney stated in November that the couple plans to appeal the verdict.

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