Inside Josh Duggar's lonely Christmas as he must eat bread & margarine alone in his cell after child pornography trial

JOSH Duggar is about to have one very lonely Christmas, as the disgraced star will be eating simple meals like bread and margarine alone in a cell after his child pornography conviction. 

The Sun can exclusively reveal that the disgraced 19 Kids and Counting star will be served his jailhouse-style Christmas dinner in solitary confinement, according to a source at the Washington County Detention Center in Arkansas. 

The source said that while the Christmas-week menu is not yet complete, directors anticipate that the inmates will be served “a little special something. It won't be big, but it'll be a little something different” than the usual fair. 

Whatever they serve for the holiday, Josh will be feasting solo.  

The insider said: “People in solitary do not get to eat with others.

"They get served alone in their cell, but they get the same food everyone else does.” 

The insider shared the rundown of the typical menu in the days before Christmas. 

"This morning they had oatmeal with butter and sugar, a sausage patty, homemade fried potatoes, bread and margarine."

The beverage selection is limited, with inmates being served just one option of an orange-flavored fortified drink and no coffee.

Lunch was hamburgers for Josh and his fellow inmates. 

For dinner, Josh will have turkey and rice casserole and green beans with bread and margarine, the source said.

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Last week, The Sun revealed the disgraced star is being held in solitary confinement for his own safety as he awaits sentencing on child pornography charges.

A jail source claimed: "Josh is cordoned off from the general population.

"He is in a holding cell by himself. We do this for every sex offender.

"We are holding him separately for his own safety."  

When asked if it's lonely for him to be by himself in the cell all day, the source added "It is what it is."  

After the fallen reality star’s conviction last week, the Arkansas federal judge overseeing the case warned Josh’s sentencing date could be four months away.  

Josh is expected to be held at the Washington County Correctional Facility until the hearing.   


As the Sun previously revealed, the jail is notorious for inmate-on-inmate alleged sex assaults and violent attacks.  

In one instance at the Washington County facility, a male inmate was allegedly raped and tortured for 16 hours.  

In court documents obtained by The Sun, two men from Josh's jail were charged with the alleged rape and torture of a man in a cell at the jail in 2013. 

The jail Josh, 33, will call home for the next several months was sued in the past for allegedly allowing similar assaults, according to a report by Arkansas Online.   

In one instance, a jury in 1996 ordered Washington County to pay $52,504 to a 15-year-old boy who was tortured and sexually assaulted when he was held in the old Washington County Jail’s drunk tank with other youths, according to the report.    


After he was found guilty in an explosive trial, Josh was immediately booked into the Washington County Detention Center.   

Josh was arrested and charged with receiving and possessing child pornography in April 2021.

He was found guilty on both counts.   

He is now likely to get 10 years in prison, an attorney told The Sun. Sentencing will come at a later date.   

Judge Timothy L Brooks said that he plans to sentence the disgraced star in four months.   

He added: "Mr Duggar 100 percent has been compliant awaiting trial.   

"I appreciate that and I wanted to acknowledge that however because of the guilty offenses he must be detained regardless of flight risk so there will be a mandatory detention."   

Attorney Abtin Mehdizadegan told The US Sun: "He is looking at spending five years minimally in prison.   

"He took us to a full trial. So I would expect that he'll probably get 10 years."   

Though he didn’t cry after hearing the result, Josh was “teary-eyed” and “solemn," according to The Sun's reporter at the scene.   

He stopped to tell his wife Anna that he “loved” her on his way out.   

Family patriarch Jim Bob Duggar worked to console Anna, despite her appearing “stoic” through it all.   

The guilty verdict is the culmination of a nearly two-week trial that saw graphic and disturbing details and testimony.   

Among the most shocking revelations was the testimony from Josh's ex-girlfriend's mother, Bobye Holt, who broke down in tears and claimed in court that he once confessed to molesting a 5-year-old girl when he was a teen.   


In 2015, a police report was published that revealed his dad, Jim Bob, confessed to local authorities in 2006 that Josh inappropriately touched several young girls while they were asleep in the family home years prior.    

The state used the molestation information at trial, as it shows his alleged “sexual interest in young girls.”   

Josh's legal team fought against it, as they claimed it's “extremely and unfairly prejudicial.”   

A judge sided with prosecution and allowed the testimony.   

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