joseph duggar has been placed in solitary confinement for alleged possession of a cell phone in prison, according to multiple reports.
the dishonored 19 kids and counting alum, 34, was transferred to the Special Housing Unit (SHU) at the Federal Correctional Institute (FCI) Seagoville in Texas, where he is currently serving a 12.5-year sentence on child pornography charges. Conditions in the facility’s solitary confinement area are notoriously “poor,” according to multiple reports.
The latest update on the Arkansas native comes just days early Josh’s legal team is ready to appeal his conviction. The father of seven was found guilty of receiving and possessing child pornography in December 2021; however, his lawyers argue that the evidence presented by the prosecution does not prove that Josh viewed the downloaded pornography on his computer.
In addition, Josh and his legal team claim that he was denied the opportunity to question a “potential witness” and that he was questioned by police without proper representation present.
In January, a source said In contact that Josh’s wife, ann duggarhe has been “constantly praying” for his marriage amid his prison sentence and subsequent appeal as he continues to serve more than a decade behind bars.
“Anna is still questioning her future a lot,” the family source said. “She took her wedding vows seriously and she wants to support her man and all that, but the reality of her situation is very difficult.”
Josh and Anna married in September 2008 and welcomed seven children together: Mackynzie, Maryella, Marcus, Mason, Michael, Meredith, and Madyson. The source went on to point out that Anna “wants Josh by her side, as a husband and as a father to her children,” however, that “is not physically possible right now or in the near future.”
The source continued: “A divorce is not something she wants, but she would be lying if she said she hasn’t questioned her future with Josh. Anna married Josh for better or worse and it can’t get any worse than this.”
amy duggar king, meanwhile, had a very different response to the news that Josh had been placed in solitary confinement. Taking to TikTok on Thursday, February 23, Amy, 36, said she had questions for “jail” and sarcastically listed her queries as she wore her sunglasses as a well-placed accessory. “One: How did you get a cell phone?” she asked. Question number two related to what she was looking at, to which Amy responded by saying that she “didn’t want to know.” “Three: What did she do to get the cell phone?” she said, before asking who gave her the phone in the first place. Amy has voiced her thoughts on Josh and arrested her from him, using the hashtag “protect the children” on the video of her.
On the other end of the spectrum, 34-year-old Anna has apparently stuck by Josh, the former FTA personality sister, Jinger Vuolo (née Duggar)did not mince words while opening up about his crimes before the publication of his memoirs, become truly free, in January. He also admitted that he hasn’t spoken to his brother in over two years.
“It’s hard to talk about it,” he said. ABC News. “I talk about that a little bit in the book and how my heart breaks for the victims and their families, but also for all the trail of pain that has been left behind.”
An attorney for Josh Duggar did not immediately respond to In contactrequest for comments.