Josh Duggar will be in prison longer than he expected. According to a report from The U.S. Sun, Duggar’s release date has been pushed back.
As Mamas Uncut previously reported, Duggar was originally scheduled to be released from prison on August 22, 2032. Now, the date has been pushed to October 2, 2032.
Josh Duggar’s Release Date Pushed as He’s Put in Solitary Confinement
The U.S. Sun also reports that Duggar is still being held in the SHU, which is known as the “Special Housing Unit” of the Federal Correction Institute in Seagoville. It’s reportedly known as solitary confinement.
Reports suggest that Duggar was thrown into solitary confinement for sneaking in a cell phone in February.
As Mamas Uncut previously reported, nearly six months after being found guilty of possessing and downloading child pornography, Josh Duggar received a more than 12-year sentence for his crimes. While his wife of 14 years, Anna Duggar, and his father Jim Bob, reportedly had no reaction to his sentence, his sister Jill Duggar Dillard is reacting.
While Jill wasn’t in the courtroom at the time the sentence was read, she and her husband, Derek Dillard, have issued a statement on their official website. “Yesterday, we learned that Josh was given a 151-month sentence in federal prison for his crime of CSAM,” the statement began.
“The last several weeks and months have been difficult emotionally. Yesterday was another one of those hard days. We are neither rejoicing nor disappointed by the sentence, but we are thankful it’s finally over. The Bible clearly states that God effects justice and vengeance through the governing authorities. Though some believe Josh should have received a greater sentence and still fewer believe he should have received a lighter sentence, God has carried out his vengeance today for his unspeakable criminal activity.”
As it has been reported, while Josh wasn’t on trial for his actions as a teenager, Jill was allegedly one of the sisters Josh molested when he was younger. Jill seemingly alluded to his past and present behaviors as the statement continued.
“Until now, he has yet to be held accountable to the extent necessary to cause change in his dangerous pattern of behavior,” the statement read. “It is unfortunate, but it seems that it may take spending over a decade in federal prison, and still more on probation, for Josh to have any potential for rehabilitation to the point he can safely live in society again.”
As Mamas Uncut previously reported, Josh will serve his time in his home state of Arkansas or in a prison located in Seagoville, Texas. According to Judge Timothy L. Brooks, he believes Josh should attend sex offender treatment, and Seagoville, Texas, is known for its in-prison program.
However, at the time of his sentencing, it remained unclear if there was room for Josh in Seagoville. As Jill and Derek shared in their statement, they hope Josh will choose therapy.
“Hopefully, Josh can actually begin to get treatment and begin to work toward a lifestyle where he is less likely to reoffend,” they continued to write. “If for nothing else, the notoriety of this case has hopefully contributed to the deterrence of potential offenders and will help protect children by decreasing the demand for CSAM. We continue to love Josh and his family and will be there for them however we can.”
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