What we know about the prison where Josh Duggar will serve his 12-year sentence

Josh Duggar is about to see the inside of a place many reality TV stars have seen before him: a prison cell. The former 19 Kids & Counting star was found guilty back in December after being slapped on two counts of receiving and possessing child pornography. Back in May, reports indicated that Duggar was facing 12 years and seven months in prison, according to KNWA FOX24. Those Duggar reality show remnant checks were hopefully useful for his $51,000 in fines that came with his conviction. Cousin Amy Duggar told The US Sun at the time that now that one of them will spend a good chunk of his life behind bars, the Duggar family may never be the same. “Everyone’s life has changed because of what my cousin did,” she said.

While Josh’s parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have been relatively quiet about their son’s prison ordeal, new information has emerged about the prison where he will be serving his 12-year sentence. It’s safe to say that the description doesn’t sound like a cozy bed-in-breakfast somewhere on the outskirts of Arkansas at all.

In Josh Duggar’s new home for the next 12 years

According to KNWA FOX24, former reality TV star Josh Duggar will spend many nights with his thoughts at the Federal Correctional Institute in Seagoville, Texas near Dallas. His name is already on the Bureau of Prisons inmate list. Since Duggar is a registered sex offender, he will spend his time in a dedicated facility within the prison that will help rehabilitate offenders. According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, inmates in this program will participate in group meetings “2-3 times a week for several hours” for a period of “9-12 months.” In these meetings, “participants learn fundamental skills and concepts that will help them understand their past offenses and reduce their risk of future offenses.”

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In addition, Duggar will also have limited access to items to purchase on the prison’s shopping list. For example, he has to do without the convenience of an Apple Watch but can purchase a Sony Walkman for $44.10. A Casio digital watch will cost him $12.75, while a pair of Reebok sneakers will make him look 1990’s cool for just $42.00. Those aren’t the only limitations Duggar has to deal with, either.

Anna Duggar might have trouble visiting Josh

In terms of family visits, Anna Duggar can visit her husband Josh Duggar twice a month for two hours at a time, per prison policy. Josh has to sign up for the visits, which take place on specific days dictated by the prison’s rotation schedule for each individual unit. Additionally, KNWA reports to FOX24 that Josh will be under custody for another 20 years after his release, which means he’ll have to look his best once he’s released from prison.

As Josh awaits that day, it’s clear that Anna will keep her support. Via an Instagram Story on June 23, Anna revealed her birthday plans, which appear to have included a visit behind bars. “Fourteen years since I said ‘YES!’ said! Road trip to visit my best friend,” she gushed, possibly visiting her controversial husband before he was reassigned to Seagoville. In other words, Anna keeps her marriage vows, prison visits, Casio watches and all intact.