Jen Shah of "The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City" keeps having her prison release date moved up

  • Jen Shah keeps having her prison release date moved up.

  • The "Real Housewives" star pleaded guilty to participating in a telemarketing scam and was sentenced to 6.5 years in prison.

  • She's now scheduled to be released from prison in July 2028.

Jen Shah, the "Real Housewives of Salt Lake City" star who reported to prison in February after pleading guilty to her role in a telemarketing scam, has already had her release date moved up at least twice, cutting more than a year from her prison term, prison records show.

Shah, who is serving her time at a federal prison camp for women in Bryan, Texas, was sentenced in January to 6 and a half years in prison. If she served the full sentence, her release would be scheduled for some time in mid-2029. Shah, however, almost immediately had her release date moved up about a year, according to federal prison records. In March, the Bureau of Prisons listed her release date as August 30, 2028. Now it's crept up again to July 1, 2028.

Shah admitted participating in a nearly decade-long telemarketing fraud scheme targeting "hundreds" of victims, largely over the age of 55, according to her court documents. Prosecutors said she generated "lead lists" of victims for other individuals in the scheme to target. She pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud.

"Jen has been doing the work through mentoring and tutoring the other inmates, practicing what she has learned through completing her anger management courses, which is ultimately contributing to her good-conduct time off," Shah's manager, Chris Giovanni, told Insider. "We hope to have Jen home soon."

The Bureau of Prisons does not comment on specific sentences due to "privacy, safety, and security reasons" but has previously told Insider that inmates are allowed up to 54 days of "good-conduct time" off their sentence for each year imposed by the court.

They may be eligible for additional time off after completing "Evidence-Based Recidivism Reduction" programs.

It's common for inmates to serve less than the total sentence handed down by a judge, depending on the programming they participate in, their behavior, and their health.

Shah's former attorney on the case, Priya Chaudhry, declined to comment.

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