Anna Duggar visits husband Josh ‘regularly’ with their seven children in ‘dangerous’ Texas prison

ANNA Duggar “regularly” visits her husband Josh with their seven children in his “dangerous” prison in Texas.

Anna, 34, stands by her husband Josh, who is serving a 151-month sentence for his child pornography conviction at FCI Seagoville in Dallas, Texas.

Anna Duggar has visited her husband Josh in prison with their seven children


Anna Duggar has visited her husband Josh in prison with their seven childrenPhoto credit: Instagram
Josh is serving a 151-month sentence with FCI Seagoville


Josh is serving a 151-month sentence with FCI SeagovillePhoto credit: ABC8

A family member of an inmate held with Josh, 34, exclusively told The US Sun that Anna frequently visits her husband with their seven young children.

The insider claimed: “We’ve seen Anna on visits fairly regularly. I spoke to Anna a couple of times. Normally I only see Anna and then her children, I don’t know anyone else.”

The source said the jail has “board games and blocks” to keep children occupied during visits.


The family member claimed visits can be “difficult” for loved ones as visitors cannot wear scarves, revealing clothing and more.

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The source claimed: “It’s kind of crap, whatever they’re going to say is out of policy today. A guard told me I had too many bobby pins in my hair to go in or my mask was the wrong color.

“They tried to turn me away because I was wearing a dress. I had worn the same dress the week before and they said it was fine, but this time they said it was too sexually provocative.”

The insider claimed visitors “never come in on time” and have to “wait for hours.”

The family member added: “There’s always a delay. A few weeks ago they said the power was out. He’s in and out all the time so they use it as an excuse to make us wait a few hours before we can get in.

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“The visit is scheduled to begin at 8:15 a.m. and last until 3:30 p.m. I get there around 7:00 only to be in line early because first come, first served. And they start processing us anytime between 8:15 and 9:30. Just like that, whenever you feel like it. And then they usually end around 2:30 or 3:00 p.m..”

In a “very cold” room, prisoners and visitors sit opposite each other on “plastic chairs.”

The insider went on to claim, “Sometimes there’s groceries in the vending machines, but often they go empty for weeks. It’s very uncomfortable.

“Partners are allowed to have a kiss and a hug at the beginning and end of the visit. Up until a few weeks ago, they actually allowed inmates and visitors to hold hands. It was really nice.

“But they put another guard on the shift and now they don’t allow that anymore.”

Without a Crystal Ball was the first to report that Anna was visiting the prison with her children.

The outlet received photos of the woman and all seven children exiting the facility after a visit.

FCI Seagoville did not respond to The US Sun’s request for comment.

“Disgusting expired”

The US Sun previously reported on the harsh and dangerous conditions inmates endure behind bars.

The source claimed to The US Sun: “The food they get has expired on a regular basis. They just expired disgustingly, always by at least a few weeks. And it’s like milk. All sorts of things that can’t have expired that long.

“They had a line of cereal with bugs in it, and so people just couldn’t eat their cereal because it was full of bugs.”

The insider went on to claim that the prison “runs out of food quite often.”

The source claimed, “It’s only ever been a day or two at a time, but the portions are also small enough to go hungry if you can’t afford to buy food on consignment.”

The inmate of the family member is said to live with eleven other inmates in a cell of four, as the cells are often “overcrowded”.

The prison is powered by generators, according to insiders, causing daily power outages.

The source claimed, “They can go days without electricity or heating even with a major cold front coming through Texas. They didn’t have hot water for days.

“They’ve gone through six generators in the last six weeks because they keep burning them out instead of just fixing the power.”

Conditions go back to the 50’s when the heat dies down.

The source also claimed that the prison “has rats.”


The insider also previously claimed to The US Sun that Josh and nearly 2,000 of his fellow inmates live in a hostile environment and suffer from medical neglect.

The source claimed to The US Sun: “There’s not really a lot of security because they’re dramatically understaffed.

“The prison has pretty strong politics, which means there are gangs there. Thankfully, it’s not nearly as violent as a medium-security facility. It’s actually not a very violent facility.

“But it’s just a dangerous situation, given the level of neglect, so I know my family member was worried about his. I would say he is always concerned about his well-being, even when he feels physically safe.”


The insider also claims that inmates are waiting for medical attention because the prison doesn’t always run “sick calls” on the scheduled days.

The source claimed, “My family member has not received medical treatment for his disability for two and a half years. He gets asked and they keep telling him he’s on the list.

“He needs glasses and he’s been on the list to get an eye doctor appointment for over a year and still hasn’t gotten any.

“My family member has had situations where he has a cold or COVID. And sometimes it takes a few days before he even gets any attention.”

The insider added, “Someone I know said her husband is always sick because he’s just constantly cold and malnourished.”


Josh was arrested in April 2021 and charged with possession and receipt of child pornography.

The trial lasted two weeks before the jury returned a guilty verdict, as Anna was in court every day.

He was sentenced to 151 months in federal prison in May.

The US Sun reported that he was transferred from the Washington County Jail to FCI Seagoville in June.

Josh appealed, blaming a colleague for the crimes.

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The appeal process is still ongoing.

His release date on the Bureau of Federal Prisons website is August 22, 2032.

Anna was by her husband's side every day during the trial


Anna was by her husband’s side every day during the trialCredit: Toby Canham
Conditions at the prison include no hot water, expired food and more, according to a source


Conditions at the prison include no hot water, expired food and more, according to a sourceCredit: Toby Canham
There are also gangs and medical neglect


There are also gangs and medical neglectPhoto credit: Getty Anna Duggar visits husband Josh ‘regularly’ with their seven children in ‘dangerous’ Texas prison


CELINE CASTRONUOVO is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. CELINE CASTRONUOVO joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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