Julie and Todd Chrisley to Be Released From Prison Earlier Than Expected

Julie and Todd Chrisley, who reported to prison for earlier this year to 12 and seven years respectively in their tax fraud case, are being released early.

By Alexandra Bellusci Sep 08, 2023 7:52 PMTags
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Julie Chrisley and Todd Chrisley's respective prison sentences have been shortened.

Eight months after the pair began their respective federal prison sentences for tax fraud, their release dates have been moved up.

As of Sept. 7, Todd—who reported to the Federal Correctional Institution (FPI) Pensacola in Florida back in January—had his prison release moved up to January 22, 2033, two years earlier than his originally scheduled 2035 release, according to federal prison records.

Meanwhile Julie is scheduled to be released from FMC Lexington in Kentucky on October 19, 2028—a year and three months earlier than her initial release date, per records.

"Without a doubt, Todd and Julie are model incarcerated individuals who received exorbitant sentences," Jay Surgent, the pair's attorney, told Insider. "I believe Todd is down to 10 years and Julie is now at five years."

Following Todd and Julie's federal indictment in August 2019, the reality stars both pleaded not guilty to 12 counts, including wire fraud and conspiracy to commit bank fraud. However, in  June 2022 they were found guilty on all counts by an Atlanta federal jury, with Todd being sentenced to 12 years and Julie to 7 years in prison that November. 

Savannah Chrisley's Faith Over Fear Line

"Over the course of a decade, the defendants defrauded banks out of tens of millions of dollars while evading payment of their federal income taxes," U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Buchanan told E! News in November after their sentencing. "Their lengthy sentences reflect the magnitude of their criminal scheme and should serve as a warning to others tempted to exploit our nation's community banking system for unlawful personal gain."

At the time, the Chrisley's attorney Alex Little called their sentencing a "difficult day" for the family.

"But Todd and Julie are people of faith," he said to E!. "And that faith gives them strength as they appeal their conviction."

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Since entering prison, Julie and Todd's daughter, Savannah Chrisley has been a vocal supporter of her parents, giving updates about how they're doing while serving time.

Giving an update on her mom, Savannah shared in a January episode of her Unlocked podcast that "it sounds crazy for me to say, 'Alright, they're doing really well,' but they are. My mom, she's made friends, she's keeping busy, she's going to church, she's working, she's playing some spades."

"Even visiting my dad, I have so much hope and so much restored strength that I'm like, ‘This isn't the end,'" the 26-year-old said on her podcast a month later. "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."

Scroll on to see more Chrisley family photos.

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.

(E! and Chrisley Knows Best are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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