Josh Duggar & wife Anna 'once preached about God to female prisoners' as he now faces 20 years for child porn charges

JOSH Duggar and his wife Anna once visited a women’s prison to preach about God, more than a decade before he was arrested on child porn charges.

The visit was filmed and aired as part of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting: GrandDuggar First Birthday special, which aired in November 2010.

Counting On fans resurfaced the clip on Reddit, now that Josh faces the possibility of 20 years in prison for his recent charges.

“Remember when Josh and Anna spoke at a woman's prison?,” the original poster asked, before adding in a reference to Josh’s legal issues: Anna’s prison visits are going to look a whole lot different the next time she goes.”

The TLC special mainly focused on the couple’s first child, Mackynzie, celebrating her first birthday with a massive family party.

Aside from the celebrating that included Josh’s 18 siblings and his parents Jim Bob and Michelle, the episode saw him and Anna visiting with female inmates to give them some God-centric advice.


They sat in a room with a few of the women, with Anna doing most of the talking, as her husband sat next to her and smiled at her.

She revealed that she’d recently learned she was pregnant with her second child, only to begin miscarrying days later.

As the inmates teared up at the confession, Anna said that her parents told her to thank God because he has a plan.

She advised them the same, saying: “Thank God in the good times, and thank God in the bad times. Because if you get angry, it’s gonna kill you on the inside.”


In a camera confessional, with Josh also sitting with her, she said: “Yeah, they’re in there for a reason, but they’re people, just like you and I, and they’re hurting people.”

Over 10 years before her husband’s recent arrest, she added: “They made a wrong choice and were caught, and we all make wrong choices. 

“So, for me, growing up, it really made me thankful for my parents because if I didn’t have that support, it could be me.”


This past April, Josh was arrested on charges of "possessing 65 images of child porn including some toddlers."

After being released from jail, he was ordered to reside in a third-party home until his trial on July 6 and will reportedly stay with good friends of his parents, Michelle and Jim Bob.

Josh has been ordered not to interact with any minors unless they are his own children and his wife, Anna, is present. 

Anna, who is currently pregnant with the couple's seventh child, has decided to stay by her husband's side.

An insider claimed she is continuing to support Josh throughout the scandal and has no plans to divorce him.

"Anna is standing by her husband as she always has," a source said.

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