Disgraced Josh Duggar's wife and seven children regularly visit him in 'dangerous' Texas prison

Disgraced Josh Duggar's wife and seven children regularly visit him in 'dangerous' Texas prison
'19 Kids & Counting' star Josh Duggar's wife Anna and their seven young children visit him in prison on numerous occasions (Josh & Anna Duggar/Facebook)

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DALLAS, TEXAS: Disgraced reality TV star and child sex offender Josh Duggar's family regularly visited him in prison after he received a 12-year sentence for "the worst of the worst" possession of child pornography. Duggar, who grew up starring in the TLC show '19 Kids and Counting', was found guilty in December 2021 and was sent to FCI Seagoville in Dallas, Texas, which is reportedly a "dangerous" and poorly run prison. 

A family member of another inmate in the same prison said that Duggar's wife, Anna, and their seven young children visited him on numerous occasions. "We've seen Anna at visitation fairly regularly. I've spoken to Anna a couple of times. Normally the only thing I've seen is Anna and then their kids. I don't really know anybody else," they said, as per The Sun. The source added that the prison had “board games and blocks” to keep children busy during visitation. 

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Sources claimed the conditions of the prison Duggar was in were stomach-churning. Reports of serving inmates severely expired food, weeks without heat or hot water in the frigid winter, and a faulty power system have been made known. "There’s not really much security around because they’re dramatically understaffed," stated the source.

"The prison has pretty heavy politics, which means there are gangs in it. Fortunately, it is nowhere near as violent as a medium-security facility. It’s not actually a very violent facility," sources reportedly said, adding, "But it is just a dangerous situation, given the level of neglect and so I know that my family member has felt concerned for his, I guess I would say he’s always concerned for his well-being, even if he feels physically safe."

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Moreover, Duggar made headlines in 2015 after stating he molested four of his young sisters when he was 12. His parents said that he had confessed to fondling and apologized. However, during his child pornography trial, it was reported that Duggar downloaded scores of vile videos of little girls being tortured and abused from the dark web. The content was downloaded between May 14 and 16, 2019, where the videos had titles including "pedo mom," "play tot sweetie," "Daisy's destruction" and "ultra hard pedo pedofilia," as per Daily Mail. In one video, a girl was caged in a dog kennel while in another, a series of pictures depicted a minor being raped by an adult male.

The videos were considered to be so disturbing that a seasoned FBI child exploitation investigator said it was "in the top five of the worst of the worst that I've ever had to examine." At the time of the trial, Duggar's lawyers claimed that a former employer or someone had hacked into his computer and remotely downloaded the content without his knowledge. in December 2022, Duggar claimed in a court filing he was "restrained" by police during interrogation after his arrest. 

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Duggar alleged that the said former employer, Caleb Williams, who is also a registered sex offender, was the one who committed the crime and was now asking for a new trial. "Duggar immediately took out his phone and said he was calling his attorney. [An agent] took the phone from Duggar’s hand, preventing him from calling counsel," the filing reads.

Federal officials reportedly responded to Duggar's claims, stating, "Duggar was allegedly told he was free to leave. The Government also contended Duggar was not restrained. But restraint is about more than being handcuffed."

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