Josh Duggar’s Jailhouse Calls Include Chats With Wife and Brother’s in-Laws

Josh Duggar is reportedly being held in solitary confinement for his safety during his stay at the Washington County Detention Center, and in-person visits are suspended during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. That doesn’t mean Josh isn’t connecting with people, though. A prison log of his phone calls shows that Josh has been talking to his family and even one of his brother’s in-laws pretty often. In the month he’s spent at the detention center, he’s placed 100 phone calls.

Josh Duggar has received 40 video calls from his wife, Anna Duggar 

Josh Duggar was remanded to a correctional facility as soon as a guilty verdict was read on Dec. 9. While he awaits sentencing, he has plenty of free time, and he appears to be using it to video chat with his wife. According to the U.S. Sun, Josh received almost 40 video calls from Anna between Dec. 12 and Jan. 2. 

Josh Duggar and Anna Duggar standing together and smiling
Josh Duggar and Anna Duggar | Kris Connor/Getty Images

Anna, who stood by Josh for the duration of his trial, made a hasty exit from the courthouse on Dec. 9. She hasn’t been seen in public since, and rumors initially swirled that she was considering leaving her troubled husband. Based on the chat log, she is, at the very least, talking to Josh. All evidence suggests that she is still living in a warehouse on the Duggar family property. If a divorce is in the works, it hasn’t happened yet.

Josh Duggar has spoken to some of his siblings and even Justin Duggar’s in-laws 

Josh Duggar’s phone schedule is pretty full, and he isn’t just placing and receiving calls from Anna. The father of seven has been in touch with other family members and even a couple of people only distantly related to him. According to the U.S. Sun, Josh has placed dozens upon dozens of phone calls to family and friends since he was remanded to prison. 

The Sojo Files, a true-crime podcast, provided prison phone logs to The U.S. Sun, and the numbers that Josh is dialing are pretty telling. He even reportedly called the Spivey household in Texas. Josh’s younger brother, Justin Duggar, is married to Claire Spivey and is living in Texas, although in his own home. Josh also attempted to connect with his brother, Jedidiah Duggar, several times before Jed finally answered the phone. 

According to the official logs, Josh has also contacted his mother and his brother-in-law, David Waller. Who Josh hasn’t called seems to be speaking as loudly as who he has reached out to. According to the logs, Josh hasn’t had contact with most of his adult siblings. The only adult sibling he has directly dialed is Jedidah. John David Duggar, Joseph Duggar, and Josiah Duggar’s numbers don’t appear on the log. Josh hasn’t attempted to contact any of his adult sites, either. His sisters, Jill Dillard, Jessa Seewald, Joy-Anna Forsyth, and Jinger Vuolo, were victims in a series of earlier molestation incidents.

When will the former reality TV star be sentenced? 

Josh Duggar will not spend his entire sentence at the Washington County Detention Center. Eventually, he will be transferred to a federal prison to serve his sentence. The transfer won’t happen until Josh goes in front of a judge again, though. 

Josh Duggar's mug shot
Josh Duggar | Washington County Sheriff’s Office via Getty Images

After a jury found Josh Duggar guilty of two child pornography charges, Judge Timothy L. Brooks stated that sentencing wouldn’t happen for several months. He noted that Josh would be held until his sentencing. Judge Brooks is expected to sentence Josh sometime in March or April. In the meantime, his lawyers are appealing his conviction. 

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