It’s been over a year since Josh Duggar was convicted of child pornography.
Duggar spent much of that time at the Shegoville Federal Correctional Institution, which would become his home until at least 2033.
The prison was chosen by sentencing judges for its renowned treatment program for sex offenders.
But now Seagoville and its staff are making headlines due to allegations of gross negligence.
Yes, according to a new British tabloid report SunSeagoville has been at the center of multiple lawsuits, with inmates accusing staff of failing to meet basic needs.
One inmate, who filed a lawsuit in June, is seeking financial compensation for “all the suffering caused by the gross negligence of the staff of this facility.”
The inmate cited several instances as evidence for his claim, including being “assaulted at the lock by an inmate who was paid by another inmate to commit the assault.”
The inmate claims he was placed in protective custody after the incident, but was later re-released to the prison public despite the fact that he “feared for his life.”
That case was reportedly dismissed after the inmate failed to fill out the required questionnaire, but Seagoville staff are still not off the hook.
Another inmate filed a lawsuit. This alleges that the prison did not meet his medical needs.
Inmates accused Seagoville staff of “failing to serve.” [his] He was prescribed drugs for 31 days while held in special housing at the total mercy of BOP staff. ”
The lawsuit was filed in October and could go to court as early as next month.
What does all this mean for Josh, who was transferred to Shegoville last year?
Well, probably not so much.
Life behind prison walls doesn’t change often, and Josh’s day-to-day life will probably look pretty much the same for the next decade.
The lawsuit follows the situation where more than 70% of Seagoville’s staff contracted the Covid-19 virus.
Even in those circumstances, Seagoville staff were accused of failing to meet the basic needs of the facility’s inmates.
Despite all of this, I don’t think Josh will get much sympathy from the press or the public.
He continues to be accused of some truly monstrous crimes and will spend the next ten years in jail at Shegoville or some other facility.
Some say the sentences are not long enough.
Those people are almost certainly right.