Josh Duggar has been given a break from solitary confinement.
The disgraced reality TV star was put in the confinement slammer after being caught sneaking in an illegal cell phone.
Duggar was imprisoned in December 2021 for 151 months originally, but his sentence was extended to 153 months following the cellphone incident.
Josh Duggar Placed In Solitary Confinement For Having Illegal Cell Phone
He was found guilty of possessing and receiving child pornography.
Duggar was set to be released in August 22, 2032; however, due to his recent bad behavior and rule-breaking, he will now get out on October 2, 2032, per The U.S. Sun.
The prison extension comes after Duggar was thrown into FCI Seagoville’s SHU (Special Housing Unit), commonly known as solitary confinement.
Duggar Release From Solitary Confinement Due To Overcrowding
He was placed in SHU in February for sneaking a cell phone.
The U.S. Sun confirmed Duggar was still in the SHU as of March 3rd.
“The Ashley Reality Roundup” broke the news that the former “19 Kids & Counting” star was released from the SHU on Tuesday, March 21st.
He spent three weeks in the SHU and was expected to spend MONTHS there. His. Cell was 10×6 feet.
Duggar’s early release from the SHU was due to overcrowding. Sourced revealed to ‘TARR’ that he was “thrilled to be released.”
Just because he was released early from the SHU doesn’t mean he regained all his prison privileges.
Duggar Cannot Have Contact With Outside World For 180 Days
He cannot have visitors for 180 days and will not have access to the prison phone. This means he cannot speak to his wife, Anna Duggar, for 180 days.
Duggar cannot have any commissary for the same amount of time to add more salt to this open wound.
The conditions at FCI Seagoville are pretty wretched.
A source revealed to the outlet, “I can tell you that the SHU there is so bad that the regional office was just down there to see what was going on. They’ve been keeping prisoners in the SHU indefinitely, not letting them have DHO hearings, which let them know when they’re getting out.”
Th source revealed Duggar could be in solitary confinement “for months” until his disciplinary hearing.
The Bureau of Federal Prisons states that inmates in the SHU are allowed just “one telephone call per month.”
Visitations are mainly “restricted” or “disallowed” depending on the reason for SHU detention.
We previously reported that one inmate’s family revealed the horrid conditions inmates are living in at FCI Seagoville.
It appears the prison is understaffed in several areas and gangs are running rampant inside the building.
According to an inmate’s family member, FCI Seagoville is a hostile environment, and nearly 2,000 inmates suffer medical neglect.
“There’s not really much security around because they’re dramatically understaffed,” their source with direct knowledge to the situation revealed. “The prison has pretty heavy politics, which means there are gangs in it. Fortunately, it is nowhere near as violent as a medium-security facility.”
They continued, “But it is just a dangerous situation, given the level of neglect and so I know that my family member has felt concerned for his, I guess I would say he’s always concerned for his well-being, even if he feels physically safe.”
One inmate sued the prison on claims another inmate beat him.
Per The U.S. Sun, an inmate filed a complaint against the federal prison in October 2022. The inmate claimed staff released him back into the general population knowing he was “in fear of his life.”
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“I was assaulted with a lock by an inmate who was paid by other inmates to do the assaulting,” he said of the July 27, 2022 incident.
Regarding medical neglect, the inmate’s family member said the prison doesn’t always hold “sick call” on the scheduled days.