AceShowbiz - Savannah Chrisley treats fans to some new updates. In a new episode of her "Unlocked" podcast, the "Growing Up Chrisley" star revealed how her parents Todd Chrisley and Julie Chrisley are holding up behind bars.
"It makes my heart happy to know that my parents are okay," Savannah shared in the Tuesday, January 31 episode. She added that Todd is "doing pretty good" and even has a job working at his facility's chapel, which she called "absolutely amazing."
She continued, "We talk to him, we email him. We get to see him, so for that, I am forever grateful, because there are so many people that don't get to see their loved ones that are in different facilities, that are maybe in maximum-security prisons that don't get visitors, that have to say hello through a piece of glass."
In the episode, Savannah read one of Todd's recent emails to her. "I want you to give yourself some grace," the email read, "fall in love with the real Savannah, the one that I raised that radiates a room with her kindness and compassion, not the one the world wants to see. Please tell my Chloe how much I love her, and always remind Grayson that he is my heart and soul."
As for her mom, Savannah said that Julie is "honestly doing really well." She explained, "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."
Savannah shared that now that her parents are away, she said it helped her discover her new purpose. "My mission is going to be to bring awareness to how broken our prison system is, how we have a system that does not encourage rehabilitation," she stated. "It does not encourage growth, it doesn't encourage forgiveness, it just encourages, really, beating someone down further than they already are, and that's really, really sad."
After being found guilty of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and wire fraud in June, Todd and Julie began respective 12 and seven-year-long prison sentences on January 17. Todd reported to the minimum security Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Pensacola in Florida, Julie served her prison sentence at Federal Medical Center Lexington in Lexington, Kentucky.