Savannah Chrisley shares update on how her mom Julie Chrisley is doing in prison
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Savannah Chrisley has shared an update on how her mom, Julie Chrisley, is doing in prison amid her sentence which commenced at the start of this year (17 January).
She is now a few months into serving her sentence and her daughter, Savannah, has since revealed that it is 'definitely harder' for her mother now.
The 25-year-old has offered a candid account on her mom's experiences in jail on an episode of her Unlocked with Savannah Chrisley podcast.
Talking about Julie, Savannah 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 explain that she thinks her mom is 'trying to shield us from a lot of things'.
"Because that's my mom. That's who she is."
She noted that the prison sentence both her parents are currently facing is far from a 'glamorous' experience.
"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.
Talking about what it's been like visiting her mom behind bars, the podcaster recalled: "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 visits both her father, Todd Chrisley, as well as Julie, every single weekend but is finding it tricky to 'figure out' which parent to see each week, as her dad is 'a lot further away' based at Federal Prison Camp in Pensacola, Florida, where he is serving his 12-year sentence.
On top of regular visits, Savannah also speaks on the phone with both her parents.
However, that didn't stop Julie sending her home with 'like 30 or 40 days worth of letters' on one occasion.
"It was just like her daily diary, just [a] journal," Savannah 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.
"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 noted 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."
The letters were 'a lot to read' for Savannah who 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."