Josh Duggar won't be allowed to hug his wife, children, or anyone else who visits him, thanks to his prison's strict "non-contact" rule. After being sentenced to 12 years behind bars for receiving and possessing child pornography in May, the 34-year-old 19 Kids and Counting star was transported to the Federal Correctional Institution, Seagoville in Texas.
FCI, Seagoville has a "non-contact" policy, meaning Duggar will never get to embrace his wife, Anna Duggar, or their 7 children during visitation.
"Visitation will be non-contact only," the document reads. "Physical contact of any kind, to include an embrace at the beginning or the conclusion of the visit, will not be permitted."
Duggar's prison is going to great lengths to ensure the rules are followed. "Plexiglas barriers between inmate and visitors will be utilized to prevent contact," FCI, Seagoville's plan explains.
Photographs are also a big no-no at the prison, due to COVID-19 still being a thing. That means Duggar won't get any photos with Anna or their kids in his prison uniform.
"Additionally, inmates and their visitors will not be authorized to take photographs due to social distancing," the rules state.
In addition to no hugs or photos, RadarOnline.com revealed that Duggar's wife will only get to visit him twice a month because of FCI, Seagoville's scheduling system. The reality star-turned-convicted criminal also won't get to see his children at the same time.
This outlet dropped the bombshell — Duggar "will be allotted two visiting seats" each month "with the intent of two adult visitors, or one adult visitor and child over the age of five."
There is a stipulation. "Each adult visitor may have one child under the age of four; however, the child must remain on the lap of the adult." Duggar only has two children under the age of four — Maryella, 2, and Madyson, 18 months. His son, Mason, will turn 5 in September.
It looks like the prison guards won't be the only ones enforcing a rotating visiting schedule!
While the rules might spoil Duggar's visits with his family, he'll be able to drown his sorrows in Diet Coke, chocolate chip cookies, and a slew of other sweet treats. In addition to FCI, Seagoville's visitation rules, RadarOnline.com also obtained Duggar's commissary list, and it makes federal prison look like a cakewalk!