Savannah Chrisley shared an update on how her mom, Julie Chrisley, is doing in prison since she started serving her sentence on January 17.

After being found guilty of a $30 million fraud scheme, the Chrisley Knows Best star is now living at the Federal Medical Center Lexington in Kentucky.

She has been serving her sentence for a few months now, and her daughter Savannah Chrisley has said that it is “definitely harder” for her mother now.

Savannah Chrisley

On an episode of her Unlocked with Savannah Chrisley podcast, the 25-year-old was honest about what it was like for her mom to be in jail.

Talking about Julie, Savannah Chrisley revealed:

She’s just staying busy. You know, like, she’s trying to do anything and everything, take classes, [be] first at bat — everything known to man that she can do, she does.

And you know my mom. Like, she walks in a room, if something needs to be done, she just starts doing it. And so she’s trying to stay busy.

She went on to say that she thinks her mom is trying to keep her and her siblings from seeing a lot of bad things.

Because that’s my mom. That’s who she is.

She said that both of her parents are serving sentence, which is not a “glamorous” thing to do.


They’re both in federal prison. So it’s, it just kind of is what it is. That’s our new normal and it’s so hard because people are so hateful on social media.

Some of the things people say are just baffling,

she admitted.

Savannah Chrisley

When the podcaster talked about what it was like to visit her mom in jail, she said:

She just kind of sticks to herself. We talk when I come for visitation, and we kind of just take it from there.

She said that she sees both her father, Todd Chrisley, and her mother, Julie, every weekend, but it’s hard to “figure out” which parent to see each week because her father is “a lot further away” at the Federal Prison Camp in Pensacola, Florida, where he is serving a 12-year sentence.


Savannah Chrisley sees both of her parents often, and she also talks to them on the phone.

But that didn’t stop Julie from sending her home with letters for “like 30 or 40 days.”

It was just like her daily diary, just [a] journal,

Savannah Chrisley explained.

I’ll eventually put them out [and let people] read them at some point to give people updates on kind of how they were doing and what was going through their minds.

Savannah Chrisley

One of the constant themes in all of her messages, like, all of her letters, are ‘I can’t believe Savannah’s having to do this. Like, I can’t believe her life’s having to be put on hold.’

Savannah said that there wasn’t a “single letter” that she’s received from her mom that does not say “how much she misses [her] dad.”

They don’t get to talk,

she continued,

so it’s going on what month are we? April? We’re like three, four, four months in, almost. Being together almost 30 years now and not going a day without speaking to now, going on four months is a lot.

Savannah said that the letters were “a lot to read,” and she added:

I mean, it was tough to see the accounts of her day and just things that she’s scared of or nervous about or just all the thoughts that go through her mind.

And not having my dad there with her. That’s the biggest thing.