Jen Shah issued a lengthy statement from prison on Thursday, recalling the horrible nightmare she experienced when having to say her final goodbyes to her family.
“Two miles from Bryan Federal Prison Camp (FPC), I could not breathe and my hands went numb ... I knew I was having an anxiety attack.” Shah then detailed how she cried so hard when she FaceTimed her oldest son, Sharrieff Jr., on her way to prison as he reassured her it would be okay. “My worst fear and the unimaginable was about to happen, having to say goodbye to my sweet husband and precious baby Omar,” she added. Shah said the next few moments when they arrived at the prison gate “happened so fast.”
She also described how she was allegedly unable to bring some personal items with her to prison, including her Quran, contacts list or driver’s license. The reality star cried hysterically when hugging her husband and son one last time. “The one item that made me feel instantly isolated was not having my contacts list,” the reality star said, before disclosing she didn’t have the “mental bandwidth” to memorize everyone’s phone numbers.
Jen shared that she one again grew emotional as she continued to say her goodbyes, and said she felt at the time that her “entire body” was numb and felt like her “life was ending.” “I am truly scared,” she said before concluding, “I feel physically sick. I feel like I don’t belong here. I thought I could do this but I’ve decided I can’t. I want to go home right now, but I know that is impossible. Please Allah help me, please.”