Julie and Todd Chrisley’s last-minute attempt to delay the start of their prison sentences failed, confirming their combined 19-year stint in federal institutions would begin in mid-January 2023. The couple were convicted of several financial crimes, including bank fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy, and tax evasion.

Todd had requested to serve his sentence at the Federal Prison Camp in Pensacola, Florida, where he reported on 17th January 2023. Julie was due to serve her time at the Federal Correctional Institution Marianna in Jackson County, Florida, 150 miles away from Todd’s prison. 

However, Julie Chrisley reported to the Federal Medical Center Lexington in Lexington, Kentucky. 

Julie’s admission to the Federal Medical Center suggests she is sick and requires medical attention

Institutions such as the Federal Medical Center handle, among other things, the treatment of inmates with serious or chronic medical problems. Julie’s admission into the institution suggests that she’s sick, necessitating medical attention. 

Lexington FMC, which consists of a minimum security satellite camp, treats a wide range of illnesses. Some reports speculate that Julie’s impending prison sentence might have affected her mental health, explaining her referral to the institution. 

A Bureau of Prisons spokesperson told Insider that they couldn’t share the reasons for Julie’s prison change. They said:

“While we do not share the reasons why a specific inmate was designated or transferred to a particular correctional institution, we can share general information about the [Bureau of Prison’s] designation process.”

It’s unclear how long Julie will stay at Lexington FMC. 

Julie was diagnosed with cancer in 2012 and went into remission after a mastectomy and hysterectomy

Julie Chrisley was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. She underwent a double mastectomy and a radical hysterectomy to prevent the spread of the disease. 

Julie went into remission but had to continue taking tamoxifen, a cancer-treating drug. In a March 2022 episode of Chrisley Confessions, Julie said she no longer needed the medication. 

She said she looked forward to living without the drug’s side effects, including memory loss, joint pain, and weight gain. She talked about the brain fog and memory problems she experienced when she started taking tamoxifen:

“I remember season one of Chrisley Knows Best, I literally spent the entire season searching for my phone, because I would lay it down, and I couldn’t find it. It was so scary to me.”

Julie said she was so concerned that doctors tested her for Alzheimer’s. She also struggled with weight gain. She praised Todd for helping her get through the trying times:

“Keep in mind, this was before I started my journey with Nutrisystem too, but I remember you saying to me, ‘Listen. You’re alive. You’re cancer-free. You know, weight is something that we can deal with when we deal with it down the road.’”

Julie said she would keep talking about her diagnosis and healing to motivate people struggling with cancer. She continued:

“If it helps one person then, you know, I feel like all the stuff that I’ve gone through has not been in vain. But I was very happy to get a good result today. You’re not in it by yourself.”

It’s unlikely that Julie’s cancer has recurred. Given her openness, she would have opened up about it before going to prison. 

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