In the past few weeks, tidbits of information about Josh Duggar and the specifics of his upcoming prison sentence have trickled out. A jury found the star of 19 Kids and Counting guilty of child pornography charges, and they handed down a sentence of about 12.5 years in jail to the reality star. On the other hand, it appears like Jim Bob and Michelle’s oldest son may have been able to shorten his sentence.
In order to serve out his sentence, Josh Duggar has been sent from the Washington County Detention Center in Arkansas to Seagoville Prison in Texas. The time he spent in the county center supposedly did not count toward his term, and it was planned that he would serve out his whole sentence in federal prison. Further, it was reported that after being accused, Josh Duggar would not be eligible for parole.
However, a recent article in In Touch claims that the ex-TV star will spend no more than 10 years in prison. His official release date is indexed as August 12, 2032, according to the article. Obviously, that date is much more reasonable than the 151-month sentence that Judge Timothy L. Brooks imposed.
A Lot of People Are Wondering Why Josh Duggar Will Be Getting out Of Jail Sooner than Expected.
Seagoville and others involved in the case have kept mum on the current reason the 151-month sentence was not upheld in its entirety. While Josh Duggar is reportedly ineligible for parole, it was recently decided that in the Federal Prison system, inmates must have served at least 85% of their sentence before being considered for release.
Also, Duggar’s defense team argued for a considerably lesser punishment than the prosecution’s 20 years in prison proposal. His mother, Michelle Duggar, and other supporters have come out in his defense, asking for a reduced sentence. The defense then followed through on its promise to challenge the final judgment after sentencing.
Second, after serving his time in prison, Josh Duggar must serve a 20-year probationary period. He will need to register as a sex offender and check in periodically with a parole officer; this also means he will be subject to lie detector testing. He won’t be able to access porn of any type or possess a medical marijuana certificate. Perhaps most notable, he won’t be permitted alone in a room with his then non-adult children (in 2032, his seven children with Anna Duggar will all still be underage) (in 2032, his seven children with Anna Duggar will all still be underage). There must be be another authorized person present.
Duggar is still in Seagoville for the time being, where he must follow a regimented schedule and a number of other requirements. We’ll let you know if there are any more updates pertaining to his release.
To What Extent Will Josh Duggar’s Incarceration Last?
At his sentencing hearing on May 25, the former TLC singer was given a prison term of 151 months (12 years and 7 months). Before the hearing, he was looking at a maximum of 40 years in jail (with each offense carrying a maximum of 20 years) and a maximum fine of $250,000. After persistent pleas from his attorneys and family members, the judge dismissed one of the charges against him for possessing child pornography.
On May 11, Duggar’s lawyers submitted a memorandum to the court requesting a sentencing range of five years in jail. The state advocated for a life sentence for Duggar.
Attorney Travis Story tells In Touch that they are “grateful” that the judge dismissed Count 2 and denied the government’s request for a 240-month sentence in light of Josh’s 151-month sentence. We intend to take this dispute to the appellate level.
Do Josh and Anna Duggar Still Have a Relationship?
Anna Duggar (formerly Keller) was spotted in court for her husband’s sentence hearing in May. According to an exclusive In Touch report published only weeks before his sentence trial, the actress’s wife “doesn’t consider divorce” from her husband “an option.”
In addition, Anna, 34, “has pondered about” a legal separation, as the insider explained on May 13. “Some of her relatives want her to, but it goes against everything in her being,” the insider added.
No one would look down on her for it if she did, the source emphasized. “There has been much discussion that she ought to give it serious thought,”
They married in 2008, and now they have seven kids: Mackynzie, Michael, Marcus, Meredith, Mason, Maryella, and Madyson. In October 2021, Madyson was born to her parents.
Anna is “still coming to grips” with Josh’s prison sentence, a second source told In Touch in June 2022. They’ll be okay for a while, but then the kids will start asking a million questions, the source warned. “She’s tough and resilient, so she’ll figure it out,” I said.
The source also explains how Anna has been handling the issue. To tackle the difficulties that lie ahead, Anna is leaning on her faith, the person said.
Also, Anna’s bond with her husband’s relatives has remained strong. Anna’s relatives, the Kellers, have rallied around her, but she is still close to the Duggars, the source claimed. She hasn’t abandoned her husband’s family.
Anna has shown that she is committed to remaining at Josh’s side, and she even gave the impression that she would be celebrating her 34th birthday by paying a visit to him in prison on June 23.