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Savannah Chrisley Is Optimistic About Her Parents' Possible Early Release From Prison

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By Afouda Bamidele on March 15, 2024 at 11:00 AM EDT

Savannah Chrisley's fight to free her parents — Julie and Todd Chrisley — from prison may end sooner than fans expected with an upcoming appeal case.

The "Chrisley Knows Best" star recently raved about the possibility of her folks returning home by summer and how she plans to move forward from this challenging phase of their lives.

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Savannah Chrisley Excited About Possibility Of Having Parents Home By Summer

Savannah Chrisley and dad Todd Chrisley

Savannah confirmed her parents achieved a small victory last winter when the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to hear oral arguments on their case.

Todd and Julie were convicted of fraud and tax evasion charges in November 2022 and reported to prison in January 2023.

The couple was initially sentenced to a combined 19 years; however, they successfully had their sentences reduced towards the end of 2023.

Todd is now serving his reduced 10-year prison sentence in Pensacola, Florida, while Julie is serving a reduced five-year sentence in Lexington, Kentucky.

However, having them serve reduced sentences isn't on Savannah's plate, as she hopes to resolve the matter through the upcoming appeal case. Sharing her optimistic thoughts with ET, the couple's oldest daughter said she is:

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"Looking forward to our appeal on April 19. Obviously, I hope to have them home, maybe later in the summer."

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Todd & Julie's Possible Return Will Help Their Daughter's Dreams

Todd Chrisley & Julie Chrisley at NBCUniversal's 2014 Summer TCA Tour - Day 2

Since Todd and Julie's incarceration, Savannah has actively tried to help them regain their freedom while raising her two younger siblings, Grayson and Chloe. When asked how she is juggling these responsibilities, the 26-year-old shared:

"Just trying to do it all. Raising a 17- and 11-year-old is a full-time job, but also working and trying to provide a life for them as well as fighting day in and day out with lawyers to get my parents home."

While it has been a challenging couple of months for Savannah, she is excited to start a new chapter once Todd and Julie return home to take the parenting reins. She raved about her dreams of becoming a lawyer, confessing:

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"I would if my mom comes home. I have told Grayson that I would do it. So if Mom comes home, then obviously it'll be she and Chloe, or if Mom and Dad both come home, then I would most certainly go back to school and try to become a lawyer."

"It's never too late to follow your dreams. If I could be a lawyer by the time I'm 30 or 32, I might just do it," the reality TV star chimed.

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Savannah Has A Doting Boyfriend In Her Corner

Until her parent's possible return in the summer, the "Growing Up Chrisley" star can count on her doting boyfriend, Robert Shiver.

Savannah went Instagram official with her beau last November, just three months after they started dating in August. Sharing how big of a rock her lover has been in her darkest hour, she raved:

"Robert has been such a great support system, and it's just a very adult relationship, you know?"

"He has his own stuff going on. I have my own stuff going on, but we've been able to lean on each other," she continued. Apart from Shiver, the 26-year-old's support system includes trying new things and embracing her "year of yes."

Savannah Chrisley's Dad Was Allegedly Targeted In Prison

Todd Chrisley goes shopping at The Grove in Hollywood

Four months before raving about her parents' possible return, Savannah was far from happy about an alleged target on her father's back within the prison walls.

The "Unlocked" podcast host claimed her parents, especially her father, were having a tough time behind bars. Todd was reportedly suffering from retaliations over his shocking revelations about the prison's conditions. In Savannah's words:

"It's been really tough [for them] since I started speaking out about everything. That's been the toughest part. More so for Dad. There's been a lot of retaliation, so we have to worry [about him]."

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Prison Guards Were Allegedly Mistreating Todd

Chrisley Knows Best star Todd Chrisley gets a parking ticket in LA

Savannah claimed Pensacola correctional officers were mistreating her father, and he was being denied services like non-recorded phone calls with his lawyers. Additionally, these facility officials allegedly discussed the possibility of depleting Todd's commissary account.

While her mother did not face the same level of mistreatment, Savannah stressed that she was living in deplorable conditions, where male guards target some female inmates.

Despite the concerning retaliations, Savannah refused to stop speaking out on her parents' behalf. She noted they wanted her to keep fighting, with Todd telling her:

"If I have to be uncomfortable to hopefully implement and force change, then I'm willing to do it."

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