Wynonna Judd’s Daughter Released From Prison 6 Years Early
Wynonna Judd's daughter, Grace Pauline Kelley, has been released from prison after being granted early parole.
Kelley, who is now 23, was released from the West Tennessee State Penitentiary on Nov. 8 — 6 years early, according to People.
An updated jail record shows that Kelley's supervision status is listed as "parole." The record also shows that Kelley is to report to parole office P94F until her sentence ends on Sept. 22, 2024.
The singer's daughter was originally sentenced to eight years in prison for a probation violation that stemmed from a drug-dealing conviction back in 2017. Kelley violated her probation when she left a court-mandated drug recovery program, which led to a warrant being issued for her.
In 2017, Judd's daughter pled guilty to a series of drug charges, including the manufacture, delivery, sale and possession of meth with intent in Williamson County Court. That wasn't the end of her charges, as Kelley was also charged with manufacturing and delivering meth in Maury County. She eventually pled guilty to the lesser possession of meth charge.
Kelley was originally sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in jail. She was able to get her sentence suspended and instead served 30 days in jail and 180 days at an in-house rehab center.
Since her daughter has been dealing with legal woes, Judd has become an activist for a reform in the criminal justice system. She works with the nonprofit group Hope for Prisoners, which helps to re-integrate inmates into society after they are released with the goal of lowering the recidivism rate.
The country star will be playing a benefit concert for the organization on Nov. 21. Tickets are available here.
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