Wynonna Judd’s daughter sentenced to eight years in prison
This is a tough time for American country music singer Wynonna Judd. Her 22-year-old daughter Grace Pauline Kelley is behind bars after being sentenced to eight years in prison.
Kelley is reportedly serving time for violating probation after she left a court-mandated drug recovery program last November ahead of her scheduled completion. In May 2017, Grace reportedly pleaded guilty to manufacturing, selling, and delivering meth in Williamson County and possessing meth in Maury County in May last year.
As part of a plea deal, she was given a suspended sentence of 11 months and 29 days in jail, which would be served on probation providing she spent 30 days behind bars and 180 days at an in-house rehab centre for the drug recovery program she later left.
Grace, who Wynonna shares with her first husband Arch Kelley III, is due to be released on 10 August 10, 2025, but she is eligible for parole on February 4, 2019.
This wasn’t Kelley’s first brush with the law. She has been been in and out of prisons in both Tennessee and Alabama since December 2015, when she was arrested in the parking lot of a Walgreens in Nashville with the ingredients to manufacture meth. She pleaded guilty to possession of meth and was arrested again in Alabama the next year as a “fugitive from justice.”