What Josh Duggar’s 12 Years of Prison Experience Will Look Like


Josh DuggarHe has been sentenced for 12 years in prison. He will spend his time at the Federal Correctional Institution of Seagoville in Texas. Josh was convicted of federal child pornography charges in December 2021. He was sentenced in May. The former reality star has already begun his new life as a prisoner, here’s what he can expect from the next 12 years of his life in prison. 

Josh Duggar To Serve 12 Years In Prison

In April 2021, it was shocking to learn that former 19 Kids and CountingStar Josh Duggar was arrested for child pornography possession and receiving. Josh had previously been the subject of several sexual scandals, including a confession that he’d molested several of his sisters and other family friends during his teenage years. 

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As a result of that scandal, the Duggar family’s reality show was canceled, though it soon picked back up under a different name, Counting on. The new show focuses on the Duggar siblings as they grow up, get married and start families. Josh was not part of the show. He was later caught up in the Ashley Madison leak, a dating site specifically for affairs, and it was revealed that he’d cheated on his wife, Anna. 

You are no longer able to hide from the consequences

Now, however, there are real consequences for Josh’s actions. As a teen, his parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar were able to use Josh’s youth to shield him from the law, but that’s not the case anymore. Josh’s stay at the Federal Correctional Institution will not resemble life as he’s known it at all. 

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According to the FCI’s handbook for inmate conductJosh will have to clean the quarters every day, on both the floors as well as the walls. His bed will need to be made by 7:30 am on weekdays, so unless his work duties put him on the night shift, he’ll need to become comfortable with waking extra early each day. 

Work Assignment Details

When he’s not in his quarters, Josh will be given a work assignment, which is mandatory for all prisoners. Work assignments can cover the following departments: Facilities/Mechanical Services, Food Service, and Financial Management/Business Office.

You can also apply for assignments in the Federal Prison Industries (FPI), the largest single employer of inmates in prison. It’s a more exclusive opportunity for inmates, who can work at a textile factory, in the business office, or as a part of quality control.

Josh will be able access both psychological and health services while he is in prison. He will also have the opportunity to attend religious services. He will be allowed to engage in recreational activities during his free time provided he adheres to the rules. It’s nothing like the life he used to know; that’s for certain.