Todd Chrisley, the renowned face of the hit reality TV show "Chrisley Knows Best," has recently shared alarming allegations about his experience in the Federal Prison Camp, Pensacola, where he is serving a sentence for fraud and tax evasion.
In a phone interview conducted through his lawyer, Brian Entin, for Chris Cuomo’s show "Cuomo" on News Nation, Chrisley painted a disturbing picture of the conditions inside the facility. Describing the environment as "disgustingly filthy," Chrisley raised serious concerns about the quality of food provided to the inmates.
"The food is dated, out of date by at least a year," he claimed, expressing worry over the nutritional adequacy of the meals. His allegations extend to unsanitary conditions, including the presence of rats, squirrels, and even a dead cat in the food storage areas.
This high-profile inmate, known for his luxurious lifestyle prior to his conviction, also shared his struggles with adapting to prison life. According to Chrisley, efforts have been made by the prison staff to 'break' and 'humble' him, including restricting his access to commissary privileges.
He spoke of drastic reductions in the quantity of food items he could purchase, citing these actions as attempts by staff to undermine his dignity.
Family's Ordeal Intensifies
The reality star's ordeal has reportedly extended beyond the prison walls, impacting his family.
He claimed that a photograph of him sleeping was sent to one of his daughters, accompanied by a demand for $2,600 per month for his protection. Chrisley's daughter, Savannah, who has taken on the responsibility of caring for her younger brother and niece following her parents' incarceration, has been vocal about their plight through her "Unlocked" podcast series.
She detailed a shift in her perception of her father's conditions over time, moving from seeing his incarceration as productive to expressing outrage over alleged health and safety hazards, including black mold and asbestos.
Federal Prison Camp, Pensacola, has yet to respond to these allegations. Meanwhile, the Chrisley family continues to navigate the complexities of life with loved ones behind bars, highlighting issues within the penal system and bringing attention to the often overlooked human aspect of incarceration.