Savannah Chrisley has expressed concern for the conditions her mother, Julie Chrisley, is enduring while being held in a federal prison. Most chief of her concerns was the lack of air conditioning in the building for prisoners.
“My mom’s in a facility that has no air, but yet there are service dogs for the prison that are in a heated and cooled building because it’s inhumane for them not to have air. I read an executive order that Biden signed that said all federal inmates must be housed in environmentally-friendly facilities and I’m like, ‘OK, well, this is completely opposite of that.’”
After Chrisley made this claim, the Prison Bureau quickly responded with a statement:
“For privacy, safety, and security reasons, we do not release information on the conditions of confinement for any inmate or group of inmates. However, we can share, the Bureau of Prisons’ institutions are accredited by the American Correctional Association. ACA Standards cover environmental conditions, including temperature and air quality… [and] discusses temperatures in indoor living and work areas appropriate for summer and winter.”
Despite the struggle that each Chrisley family member is facing—Savannah, notably, took over caretaking of her younger brother and niece—the group remains hopeful for the future.
“I never felt the presence of Jesus more than I have in that visiting room,” Savannah said. “Even visiting my dad, like, I know I have so much hope and so much restored strength that I’m like, ‘This isn’t the end.’ […] Because whether this appeal works or not, they’re still coming out with a story.”