Grace Pauline Kelley, the 23-year-old daughter of country star Wynonna Judd and Arch Kelley, has been released from prison after serving two years of her eight-year prison sentence, which began on March 5, 2017, at West Tennessee Penitentiary in Henning, Tennessee.
According to People, Grace’s supervision status is filed as “parole” and will remain that way until the end date of her original sentence, which is August 10, 2025.
As previously reported, Grace pled guilty to the manufacture of methamphetamines, as well as deliver, sale and possession with intent in a Williamson County Court in 2017. She had also been charged for delivering meth in nearby Maury County, but pled guilty to the lesser charge of possession.
Originally sentenced to nearly a year in jail, Grace’s sentence was suspended after 30 days and she was ordered to serve 180 days in a residential rehabilitation facility. However, her probation was revoked and she received the extended sentence.
Sadly, this was not the young woman’s first run-in with the law. In May of 2016, she pled guilty to possession of meth and then was arrested again as a fugitive from justice in Alabama. That probation was revoked in November of 2016.
With the onset of her daughter’s legal issues, Wynonna has become active for the cause of criminal justice reform, even visiting Washington D.C. to meet with officials to discuss changes.