Todd and Julie Chrisley will report to jail in January

Former reality TV stars Todd and Julie Chrisley, who were convicted of tax evasion and sentenced last month to a significant federal prison sentence, received their prison orders. Both are scheduled to report to jail on January 17, according to documents filed by the US Marshals Service this week.

Todd Chrisley, who received a 12-year sentence, will report to Federal Prison Camp Pensacola in Florida, a minimum-security prison camp that holds 339 total inmates, according to the Bureau of Prisons (BOP). Minimum-security institutions have dormitories, a relatively low staff-to-inmate ratio, and limited or no perimeter fencing.

Some correctional facilities have small, minimum-security camps, also known as satellite prison camps, next to them. Inmates may contribute labor to the main institution and participate in off-site work programs.

Julie Chrisley, who was sentenced to seven years, will report to the Marianna Federal Correctional Institution in Marianna, Florida. It is a medium-security prison with an adjacent minimum-security satellite camp that holds a total of 1,222 inmates, according to BOP. It is not known if Julie will be in the adjacent minimum security camp.

Medium-security prisons have hardened perimeters, such as double fencing with electronic detection systems, and mostly cell-type accommodations, according to the BOP. The staff-to-inmate ratio is higher. They offer a variety of work and treatment programs, but have stronger internal controls than low-security prisons.

In June, the couple were found guilty of tax evasion. In addition to prison sentences, their sentences also include three years of probation and an order for financial restitution in an amount to be determined later.

The couple, who appeared on the reality show ‘Chrisley Knows Best’ and other spin-off shows, were charged in 2019 on 12 counts, including tax evasion, conspiracy, bank fraud and wire fraud.

U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Buchanan said in a June press release following their sentencing that the couple conspired to defraud community banks in the Atlanta area to obtain more than $30 million from personal loans before the launch of their first television show in 2014. Their former business partner submitted false documents to obtain the loans, then spent the money on cars, clothes, real estate and travel, according to prosecutors, and used new loans to repay old ones.

Following their sentencing, the couple’s attorney said they plan to fight their beliefs.

“Yesterday was a tough day for the Chrisley family,” attorney Alex Little said in a statement to CBS News in November. “But Todd and Julie are people of faith, and that faith gives them strength when they appeal their beliefs. Their trial was marred by serious and repeated errors, including the fact that the government lied to jurors on the taxes the couple has paid. Based on these questions, we are optimistic about the road ahead.”

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