The Chrisley’s Situation is Proof Positive People Aren’t Aware What Prison Means

Reports that Todd Chrisley is being housed in the nation’s 2nd cushiest prison prove this.

Damian Delune

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We’ve all heard the term “Club Fed” and likely have an idea in our minds as to what that means. Sure, it’s still a prison, but it probably has lackadaisical rules, unlocked cell doors, comfortable mattresses, good food, probably even conjugal visits — inmates running the asylum so to speak.

Recently, Todd and Julie Chrisley were ordered to report to prison after being sentenced to federal time — due to a federal conviction for bank fraud and tax evasion. Todd was sentenced to 12 years and Julie, to seven. The camp that Todd is being housed in, Federal Prison Camp Pensacola, has been named by Forbes, the second cushiest federal camp in America.

First of all, I’m a bit leery of Forbes ranking prison camps to begin with. Sure, I know some folks who’ve landed themselves on other lists Forbes tracks have also managed to land themselves in prison, but come on. However, reading the article, we learn Forbes didn’t exactly rank the prisons themselves, they took their information from a book.

The Federal Prison Guidebook, though thorough at 600 pages and covering everything from programs and policies for 105 prisons, includes educational, vocational, and apprenticeship opportunities, UNICOR, counseling and rehabilitation services, fitness and recreation facilities, religious services, telephone policy, accommodations in surrounding area, and much more, and updated as of 2022 — has the audacity to cost $230.

I guess that’s why Forbes had to be the ones to use it in their ranking list.

Let’s talk about “cushy prisons” though and why it pisses me off. Articles like this and the comments people make on them are part of the problem and why prison reform doesn’t happen in America. I’m not saying the Chrisleys didn’t commit the crimes they’re convicted of, though yes, they’re appealing the decisions of the courts. But at this time, they’re serving their sentences and that’s that.

But no matter how “cushy” people on the outside think their assigned prisons are, they aren’t. They’ve still been stripped of…

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Damian Delune

Incarcerated writer sharing real stories about life on the inside, through my wife, Demeter Delune (editor, publisher, promoter, responder)