Once upon a time, Jared Fogle was essentially a household name for his commercials with Subway, which chronicled his stunning weight loss journey. Things came crashing to a halt for Fogle in 2015 when he was convicted of one count of distribution and receipt of child pornography and one count of traveling to engage in illicit sexual conduct 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.”
He adds that he spends a lot of time watching football and shares, “I feel really good physically and mentally.”
Fogle also reflects on what landed him in prison in the first place, though he doesn’t seem willing to own up to the true seriousness of what he did.
He writes, “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.”
The earliest that Fogle can be expected to be released is in 2029, which is when he will have finished 85% of his sentence.
He then shares what he misses about life on the outside, sharing, “Prison takes away so much but I really miss the small things like walking barefoot on carpet, sleeping on a nice comfy mattress, eating with real silverware, having access to a microwave.”