It’s been almost six months since Josh Duggar was shipped from the Washington County Detention Center in federal prison. We’ve learned a few details in the past about Duggar’s time in prison, but now he’s having his first major vacation at FCI Seagoville. The Thanksgiving holiday is usually a time for friends and family, but things seem to be very different for the Duggar clan this year, from at least one sibling not attending an event to patriarch Jim Bob’s food choices.
As for the old 19 children and counting star, Josh will spend his day with other inmates. At least it looks like he’s going to eat well. Prison systems all have different holiday plans, but big meals are something many of them seem to have in common. As for Josh Duggar’s prison system, inmates will have both meat and vegetarian choices, as well as dessert options. You can check out the full menu below.
- Split turkey breast
- cooked ham
- sweet potato casserole
- Cornbread salad dressing
- Vegetable lasagna
- vegetarian meatloaf
- Green bean casserole
- holiday pies
- cranberry sauce
It’s not fancy, but it’s a pretty big spread with all the fixings. TMZ also took a look at many other celebrities currently serving time in prison (think Harvey Weinstein, R. Kelly). Although different prisons have different menus, all menus include some kind of bird. Most prison systems offer turkey, but the outlet also noted R Kelly (MCC Chicago) and former Cheer star Jerry Harris (FMC Lexington) is served a Cornish Hen.
For Duggar, in addition to the culinary festivities, some prison systems have planned games and other activities. Some examples of this include “card tournaments, art contests, bingo and film screenings”. It is unclear whether family visits are part of these procedures.
Meanwhile, while the Duggar clan are famous for their big family get-togethers during the holidays, rumors of breakups have swirled around in recent months. Josh Duggar’s parents are said to have helped support his wife Anna and the children through their eldest son’s legal troubles. In addition, however, they also supported their son’s case. Michelle Duggar even pleaded for ‘leniency’ ahead of Josh’s sentencing.
Recently, Joy-Anna and Austin Forsyth said they would not be spending Thanksgiving with the family and instead told Instagram followers they would be spending Thanksgiving in Dallas, Texas. Joy-Anna’s sister Jinger posted a few days ago from California with her husband Jeremy Vuolo, although it’s possible they traveled for the holidays.
Honestly, the only thing Jim Bob and Michelle said about Thanksgiving was that the Patriarch Duggar plans to fast after gaining weight on recent trips. Thus, his vacation will certainly be very different from that of his son, although for very different reasons.
Josh Duggar is currently trying to appeal his child pornography conviction.