Josh Duggar's life in Seagoville prison - similar to growing up in the Duggar home!

Doing time in Texas
A former reality star
So many questions....
Official rules and regulations from Josh's prison
Jail orientation
Josh was assigned a bed
Josh is used to sharing a bedroom!
Only the basics
A communal prison
Josh should be used to never being alone!
Josh's prison clothes
A strict dress code
Personal clothes are permitted on the weekends
No, Josh you can't alter your uniform!
Josh is used to being told what to wear
Food in jail
Will jail food be better than Tater-Tot casserole?
A strict meal schedule
Can Josh handle prison work?
Josh won't be able to slack
Jobs are assigned in jail
Josh will only get paid if he does a good job
Jail pay is terrible
Josh will have to do chores his wife would normally do
Prison life may not be too different from how Josh was raised
No conjugal visits with Anna Duggar!
No more arrows in Josh's quiver (for now)
Doing time in Texas

Following his conviction for possessing CSAM, Josh Duggar was sentenced to twelve and half years in prison. The former reality TV star will be doing time at FCI Seagoville, a jail in the state of Texas.

A former reality star

Many have wondered what Josh Duggar's life in prison will be like. Yes, he grew up humbly until he was a teenager, but since then, Josh Duggar has lived a life of privilege thanks to his parents' reality show, '19 Kids and Counting.'

So many questions....

How will Josh adapt to life behind bars? What sort of rules will he have to follow? Will he be used to life behind bars due to his strict upbringing? Will he be allowed conjugal visits with his wife?

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Official rules and regulations from Josh's prison

To give us an idea, we have consulted the FCI Seagoville Admissions and Orientation Handbook. This document provides general information on the Texas prison's rules, regulations, and programs. Click on to read about Josh's life behind bars!

Jail orientation

FCI Seagoville holds a total of 1,736 inmates at the facility. Upon arrival, Josh Duggar, like all new prisoners, attended various orientation lectures to familiarize him with the rules.

Josh was assigned a bed

Josh was then assigned a room like all prisoners, which is chosen based on "bed space availability" according to the prison handbook.

Josh is used to sharing a bedroom!

Josh most likely will be sharing a room with 2 to 6 people in jail....something he is used to from childhood!

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Only the basics

Each room at the Texas prison includes bunk beds, a folding chair, storage space, a locker for valuables, and a place for inmates to hang their laundry bags. All inmates are issued sheets, a blanket, a pillow, and towels.

A communal prison

Per a report by Forbes, all inmate housing is communal -in other words, there are no self-contained rooms. All activities that take place at the prison, from laundry to meal times to education, are done in groups.

Josh should be used to never being alone!

Now, this is one area where Duggar might not notice a big change -he did grow up with 18 siblings, after all! In addition his parents used the "buddy system" so their kids were basically never alone.

Josh's prison clothes

According to the official inmate handbook, all inmates in Seagoville are issued: "5 shirts, 5 sets of underwear, 1 pair of shoes, 5 pairs of trousers, 1 belt, 5 pairs of socks."

A strict dress code

Josh Duggar will be expected to follow the prison dress code and wear "clean, wrinkle-free institution-issued clothing" from Monday to Friday.

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Personal clothes are permitted on the weekends

However, on the weekends or when "off duty," inmates "may wear personal clothing to, from, and in recreation areas, and in the housing unit."

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No, Josh you can't alter your uniform!

The prison is very strict about how prisoners dress, and no matter what they wear, they are not allowed to alter their clothing or wear "excessively tight or loose fitting clothes."

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Josh is used to being told what to wear

Again, since Josh grew up in such a strict and conservatively religious home, the clothing rules most likely will not bother him too much. When he was a child and teenager, his strict parents even made him swim in long pants and a shirt!

Food in jail

Regarding food, there isn't anything official in the handbook about the quality of the food or what's on the menu in Seagoville prison.

Will jail food be better than Tater-Tot casserole?

However, Josh grew up eating Tater-Tot casserole, so maybe it won't be a huge change for him!

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A strict meal schedule

However, we do know that Josh likes to snack and may struggle with the strict prison meal schedule: Breakfast is at 6:30 am, lunch is at 11 am, and dinner is at 4 pm.

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Can Josh handle prison work?

Regarding his work assignment, we think Josh Duggar might struggle. Yes, he grew up with plenty of chores as a child....but his job in recent years has been sitting in front of a computer at a used car lot in a rural area, hardly what one would call a "labor-intensive" job.

Josh won't be able to slack

At FCI Seagoville, "All inmates will have a work assignment and are required to work."

Jobs are assigned in jail

Josh will be assigned a job in one of the following departments: Facilities/Mechanical Services (includes plumbing work, waste disposal), Food Service, Financial Management/Business Office (includes laundry services), or he could land a job in the textile factory located on the premises.

Josh will only get paid if he does a good job

Duggar will only receive pay based on the hours of "satisfactory work performed." In addition, the pay is very, very low.

Jail pay is terrible

For example, one of the best paying jobs is at the textile factory, where inmates are "paid at the rate of $.23 per hour and have the ability of earning up to $1.15 per hour." Yikes!

Josh will have to do chores his wife would normally do

On top of that, Josh Duggar will be assigned clean-up duties depending on the needs of the prison. The Duggar family believe that women are the "keepers of the home" so men don't usually mop floors or help with cleaning. Josh Duggar certainly won't be used to that, nor will he have time to laze around while in jail!

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Prison life may not be too different from how Josh was raised

In many ways, it seems that Duggar may adapt to prison life, even if he isn't used to hard work. However, there is one prison rule that will undoubtedly be a huge blow to the convicted felon.

No conjugal visits with Anna Duggar!

FCI Seagoville does not allow prisoners to have conjugal visits with their spouses. That means that Josh and Anna Duggar will not have any form of true intimate contact for the next 12.5 years!

No more arrows in Josh's quiver (for now)

The Duggar family believes that to be good Christians, they must have as many children as possible - to be "fruitful and multiple," to quote Jim Bob Duggar. However, it looks like Josh's quiver will not be growing any time soon.

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