In the wake of beloved country legend Naomi Judd‘s death, all eyes are on the mourning family who, just one day after the tragedy, accepted Judd’s induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Naomi’s daughters Wynonna and Ashley Judd publically grieved for their lost loved one on Sunday during the ceremony, along with other country icons who paid tribute to the late singer.
However, there is one notable person who has not expressed any sympathies for the singer’s family: Naomi’s granddaughter Grace Pauline Kelley.
Grace Kelley is the 26-year-old daughter of Wynonna Judd. She is currently serving an eight-year prison sentence in Tennessee for cooking and dealing meth. Kelley was first arrested in 2016 for the manufacture, distribution, and sale of methamphetamine. She was released on probation after 30 days in prison.
However, she was rearrested in 2020. Kelley was granted parole in 2021 but was quickly returned to prison for violating the conditions of her parole.
Dorinda Carter, spokeswoman for the state Department of Correction, reported that inmates can be temporarily released in the event of an extreme circumstance, such as a family member’s death, and would be permitted to attend a church service or wake.
Carter revealed that they have not received any request for Kelley to be released for her grandmother’s funeral. “We have not received a request,” Carter told the Daily Mail. “No one has asked.”