Jared Fogle Says He “Hates” His Life In Prison
Jared Fogle began appearing in advertisements for Subway. These opportunities helped him kickstart his career when he quickly rose to fame and became a household figure.
Fogle’s life took a turn for the worst in 2015 when he was found guilty of one count of distribution and receipt of child pornography as well as one count of traveling to engage in unlawful sexual activity with a minor. He was sentenced to 15 years and eight months in prison for his crimes.
Allegations against Fogle started back in 2007 when he blatantly told a reporter that he was drawn to middle school girls. After investigations, prosecutors revealed that the authorities found 400 child-porn movies.
In August 2015, Fogle pled guilty to child pornography and paying for sex with an underage girl. His 14 victims were granted $1.4 million.
Fogle has been locked up ever since he was found guilty and given a prison sentence of more than a decade and a half, so none of his ideas have come to fruition as he had hoped they would. He is saying that he is not happy and “hates” his life behind bars.
While incarcerated at Englewood Federal Correctional Institution, Fogle writes a letter in which he expresses his dissatisfaction with the manner in which he is treated by both prison staff and other inmates.
“We don’t have a lot of control over our daily lives in prison, but working out is one of the things I can control.”
It also states that being locked up in a cell in the Englewood Federal Correctional Institution has been tough for him. He continues by saying that although he is in better health now than he was before, his life in prison is extremely difficult.
During leisure time, Fogle and the other inmates would watch football on television. But he also uses up his free time to keep his health and body in shape primarily by physical activities such as sports and exercise.
“I feel really good physically and mentally.”
Fogle’s lawyers also sent a letter to the court. In it, Fogle asked for forgiveness. Even though he doesn’t seem to be able to fully take responsibility for his actions or the damage he caused to the innocent children, he says sorry in the letter.
“I realize I royally screwed up to wind up where I am. I was selfish and entitled. I think about all the people I’ve let down every single day, especially my family. All I can do is learn from my stupid mistakes to be a better man when I get released in a few years.”
There are things outside the prison that he misses. He said, “Prison takes away so much, but I really miss the small things like walking barefoot on the carpet, sleeping on a nice comfy mattress, eating with real silverware, and having access to a microwave.”
In 2029, when Fogle will have served 85% of his sentence, he will be eligible for parole for the first time. On the other hand, it is not clear if the court will want Fogle to do more time behind bars than the maximum allowed by law.
What do you think about the case against Jared Fogle? Should he be given more time behind bars?