Todd and Julie Chrisley will serve out their sentences at separate prisons in Florida and Kentucky, respectively
The day has come for disgraced reality stars Todd and Julie Chrisley to meet their fate and begin paying the price for their tax and fraud crimes.
The couple reported to their respective prisons Tuesday to start their combined 19-year jail sentence separately in Florida and Kentucky, exclusive DailyMail.com photos reveal.
Julie, 49, was seen turning herself in at the Federal Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky, where she will serve seven years behind bars.
She arrived at the facility in the back of a black Cadillac Escalade with her father Harvey Hughes and an unknown driver late Tuesday morning.
She has already been assigned her Federal Inmate Number – 72601-019.
Meanwhile, 650 miles away, Todd, 53, was snapped surrendering at the Federal Prison Camp in Pensacola, Florida, after arriving in a blacked-out Range Rover. He is inmate number 72600-019.
The vehicle carrying Julie, who tried to avoid detection from the back seat, was seen heading into the facility grounds before disappearing through the massive infrastructure and behind the hills that block views into the prison.
Exclusive DailyMail.com photos show Julie, 49, arriving at the Federal Medical Center (FMC) in Lexington, Kentucky, with her father Harvey and an unknown driver in a black Cadillac Escalade
Julie was the first to report to prison, where she will serve seven years behind bars for tax evasion and fraud. Her husband Todd will spend 12 years at a separate facility in Florida
Julie tried to avoid detection from the back seat of the black SUV – which was seen heading into the facility before disappearing through the massive infrastructure of the Federal Prison and behind the hills that block views into the prison
FMC Lexington is an ‘administrative security medical center’ for both men and women with a nearby minimum security prison camp that is designed to house females only
Approximately 15 minutes later, the luxury SUV was spotted leaving the property and a visibly upset Harvey Hughes could be seen sobbing through the window.
According to Prison Pro, FMC Lexington is an ‘administrative security medical center’ for both men and women with a nearby minimum security prison camp that is designed to house females only – and where Julie is expected to serve out her sentence.
Later on Tuesday, Todd was photographed arriving at the Pensacola lockup to start his 12-year sentence and held up a pillow up to conceal his face as he entered.
FPC Pensacola – which is located on a Sauffley Field, an area within the Pensacola Naval Air Station, has housed some notable inmates over the years, including Chris Collins, who had been convicted of insider trading, but was later pardoned by former U.S. President Donald Trump and former NBA ref Tim Donaghy, who was caught up in a gambling scandal.
Later Tuesday morning, 650 miles away, Todd, 53, was snapped surrendering at the Federal Prison Camp in Pensacola, Florida, after arriving in a blacked out Range Rover
Todd was driven in a blacked out Range Rover and on approach to the prison he could be seen holding a pillow up to cover his face
FPC Pensacola is known to have housed some notable inmates over the years, including Chris Collins, who had been convicted of insider trading, but was later pardoned by former U.S. President Donald Trump
Inmates clad in striped orange jumpsuits were seen working on the grounds of the FPC as its newest inmate arrived
In contrast to his previous lavish lifestyle, Todd will only be allowed to own personal property items which ‘do not exceed the value of $100 per item’
But the camp has been described as ‘comfortable’ compared to other prisons, according to a report by WGRZ-TV in October 2020.
It was compared to a ‘college dorm room,’ with one expert telling the broadcaster that ‘if you have to do federal prison time, that’s the place to be.’
‘There aren’t any barbed wire fences and so on. There’s obviously security and guards but it’s not a place that you’re going to find serious, dangerous criminals,’ he said.
An admission and orientation manual accessible on the prison’s website published in January 2018 said that the facility has athletic fields, including basketball and volleyball courts.
It also offers educational opportunities and vocational training, and communal television viewing rooms for inmates.
Todd was driven in a blacked out Tennessee Range Rover as he seemed to hold a pillow up to avoid any pictures
The driver leaves the prison after dropping Todd Chrisley at FPC Pensacola for the start of his 12-year sentence on Tuesday
News and camera crews were seen setting up amid Chrisley’s arrival at FPC
Todd has been assigned to serve time at Federal Prison Camp (FPC) Pensacola, which Forbes described as the second ‘cushiest prison’ in the United States and legal experts compared to a ‘college dorm room’
In contrast to his previous lavish lifestyle, Todd will only be allowed to own personal property items which ‘do not exceed the value of $100 per item.’
But despite the prison’s cushy reputation, Todd will have to live within a strict schedule that will see him waking at 4.45am daily, making his bed with military precision, and working a prison job all morning and into the afternoon.
The star will be allowed up to five visitors at a time during evening visiting hours on Fridays, and during the day on weekends.
Their incarceration comes after the Chrisleys were seen enjoying their final days of freedom around their home in Tennessee.
DailyMail.com spotted Julie over the weekend stopping at three different furniture stores and grocery shopping with daughter Savannah, 25, and mother Pam Hughes.
Todd and Julie Chrisley were stepping out around Tennessee before they were due to report to prison on Tuesday. Todd – wearing black and white stripes – went the post office, while Julie went shopping
Julie filled up her shopping cart at a Publix with sodas, snacks and laundry detergent, despite being due to start her prison sentence in Kentucky on Tuesday
On Sunday, Julie was seen driving back home with Todd in the passenger seat. Both appeared tense
Julie’s hefty grocery haul seemed odd considering she’ll be far from her Brentwood, Tennessee, mansion for the next seven years
Julie was dressed casually in an all black velour tracksuit with Nike sneakers as she left a furniture store with daughter Savannah
The Chrisleys had been out and about in the last few days leading up to their incarceration, apparently trying to savor their last moments of freedom
Savannah wore a fun matching black sweat suit, with yellow smiley faces all over, while Pam had on a black vest over a light blue sweater
Julie stopped at three different furniture stores with daughter Savannah and her mother on Saturday. It’s not clear what they’re shopping for
On Sunday, Julie was seen driving back home with Todd in the passenger seat.
Todd was seen on Thursday in an appropriate black and white striped shirt as he headed into the post office. Julie was right by his side in a gray and green leopard sweater.
They brought their two youngest children Grayson, 16, and Chloe, 10, along for the ride.
None of the Chrisleys cracked a smile on this outing, with Grayson looking somber in a white cap and black tracksuit.
Todd is set to begin his sentence at FPC Pensacola, a minimum-security prison in Florida long known for being one of the cushiest prisons in the country
Todd was ordered to serve 12 years in prison, and Julie to serve seven, with a 16-month probation period for both upon their release
None of the Chrisleys cracked a smile on this outing, with Grayson, 16, looking somber in a white cap and black tracksuit
It was business as usual for Julie, who was dressed casually in an all black velour tracksuit, as she filled her shopping cart at a local Publix supermarket with sodas, snacks and laundry detergent. Her hefty grocery haul seems odd considering she’ll be far from her mansion for the next seven years.
And just the day before, exclusive DailyMail.com photos showed the Chrisleys enjoying what could have been their last meal as a family for some years.
The couple went out to lunch with daughters Savannah and Chloe, son Chase and his fiancée Emmy Medders, and Todd’s mother Faye.
The reality show family had lunch at Taqueria del Sol, where they were seen greeting each other with warm hugs and smiles before sitting outside on a canopy covered deck.
Notably absent from the goodbye tour was Todd’s daughter Lindsie, 33, despite her showing support earlier this week when she was seen leaving a courthouse in Atlanta after her father and stepmother’s bond was denied.
DailyMail.com revealed last month that Lindsie filed a report against her father and gave a lengthy interview to the FBI, sharing shocking allegations of harassment, physical violence and blackmail against her famous family.
The reality show family had lunch at Taqueria del Sol, where they were seen greeting each other with warm hugs and smiles before sitting outside on a canopy covered deck
Todd greeted son Chase’s fiancée Emmy Medders with a hug and smile before sitting outside on a canopy covered deck with the rest of his family
Julie gave her daughter Savannah a kiss as they left the restaurant. It’s one of the last time she’ll see her mother before she begins her prison sentence
Chase had on black track paints, but with a white long sleeve shirt as he held hands with Medders, who was in a black cap, leggings and jacket
Chrisley Knows Best first hit the air in 2014 and in May 2022, was renewed. This came just a month before the couple was convicted by a federal journey
Todd and Julie were found guilty on federal charges of bank fraud and tax evasion and submitting false documents to banks to take out loans, reportedly more than $30 million worth, to finance their opulent lifestyle.
They also used a production company to hide income from the IRS, lawyers argued.
Todd was ordered to serve 12 years in prison, and Julie to serve seven, with a 16-month probation period for both upon their release.
Julie will swap her closets of designer clothes for a full khaki uniform at the Kentucky prison.