Last month, Josh Duggar started his keep in federal jail, the place he’ll serve his 12-year sentence.
Despite her despicable husband’s shame, Anna insists that she’s fortunately married. No ma’am.
Unfortunately for her and for her seven youngsters, Josh’s jail sentence just isn’t his solely consequence.
He additionally should pay restitution for his crimes … and he has not. That debt hasn’t gone away.
The Sun reports that Josh Duggar is now going through a $50,100 lien for restitution.
In May, the court docket handed down the disgraced cultist’s sentence.
The choose ordered Josh to pay a lump sum of $50,100 “immediately.”
Josh apparently didn’t instantly comply. The court docket order had already thought-about this.
“Any unpaid financial penalty shall be paid by the defendant during his term of imprisonment,” the court docket instructed.
Josh would then pay “at a rate of up to 50% of the defendant’s available funds.”
This, the court docket famous, is “in accordance with the Inmate Financial Responsibility Program.”
So Josh’s CSAM conviction and sentence has meant a hefty debt.
There are many points with our carceral system and the methods through which poverty makes life worse.
However, Josh just isn’t precisely a sympathetic case. Not the person himself, and never his crimes.
It feels like, merely put, half of any cash that Josh has at his disposal at FCI Seagoville will go to pay restitution.
We have no idea the precise mechanics of how this works.
It is probably going that authorities will garnish cash from Josh’s accessible jail funds.
That received’t be straightforward for him.
It is feasible that Josh’s household could “help” … however Jim Bob and Anna each have sufficient on their plates.
Anna cited her monetary future when she begged the choose to present Josh undeserved leniency.
She claimed that Josh “has worked hard” as a way to help her and their seven youngsters.
According to Anna, in addition they wanted Josh for “emotional, and physical support” that he can’t present whereas behind bars.
Fortunately, the choose didn’t hear.
In truth, one wonders if the court docket thought-about the seven youngsters at house when issuing his sentence.
Josh represents a transparent and current hazard to youngsters. They are safer now than they’ve ever been earlier than.
But that doesn’t imply that the seven youngsters or Anna are financially safe.
The household was already residing in a small warehouse.
We can think about that some warehouse residing won’t be so dangerous, particularly in a housing disaster. But …
… It’s additionally a reasonably good indicator that the household was not flush with money.
Jim Bob has lengthy used wealth to exert management over his grownup youngsters every time attainable.
Between that and controlling entry to lots of their siblings, he retains the Duggars on a good leash.
Reports say that Anna is now surprisingly shut with Jim Bob and Michelle.
It is feasible that she is leaning on them for monetary help for her and their grandchildren.
Anna has no precise, marketable abilities. The cult raised her to be a spouse and a mom with no different prospects.
And the strict guidelines of the cult imply that, even when she might clear homes or babysit, she’d have a restricted buyer base.
Anna’s solely choice is to rely on household. The cult raised her this manner.
Now, she continues to pay the worth for her husband’s predatory conduct.