Love During Lockup Season 1 inmate updates: Who was arrested again?

Love During Lockup inmate updates Season 1 - who has been released from prison?

WE tv recently debuted their new reality series Love During Lockup featuring people in relationships with incarcerated inmates. Given the concept of the show, I assumed that most all of the prisoners would not be getting out soon. However, it turns out that quite a few of the inmates featured have either gotten out already, or are scheduled to get out soon!

I’ve put together a chart (above) with all of the inmates featured on the show indicating whether or not they have been released. Just like our Love After Lockup charts, they will also show if any of the inmates have been arrested again after their release. (So far so good on that count!)

In addition to the chart, I will include some ***SPOILER ALERT*** notes about each of the inmates below. If anything changes with the incarceration status of the cast members, I will update the chart with an explanation added below.

Love During Lockup Inmates


Given Dalton’s INCREDIBLY extensive criminal record, I assumed (like Haley’s civil attorney) that he would not be getting out any time soon. However, Dalton had his second parole hearing earlier this month and he was approved!

According to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Dalton’s parole was “approved with completion of a program prior to release” on January 12, 2022. It does not state what the program is that Dalton is required to complete. Currently, he is still listed as being in custody at the Billy Moore Correctional Center in Overton, Texas.

Dalton was released some time between April 29, 2023 and June 17, 2023. We know that he was released before June 17 because Haley posted photos of the two of them together on that day! Yes, it appears that Haley and Dalton are a couple now.

August 25, 2023 – Dalton is arrested and charged with domestic assault on a family member with bodily injury. He posted his $3,500 bond and was released the same day.

August 29, 2023 – Dalton is arrested for a parole hold.

October 30, 2023 – Dalton is found guilty of assault causing bodily harm. He is sentenced to 63 days in jail with credit for 63 days time served. He remains in custody on a parole hold. He was transferred from jail to prison on December 21, 2023 with a projected release date of May 17, 2024.

February 29, 2024 – Dalton posts photos on Instagram clearly indicating that he is back out.


According to the Ohio Department of Corrections, Harry was released into Adult Parole Authority supervision. It’s unclear exactly when he was released. As recently as a few days ago, Harry’s sister confirmed that he was still out.

Potential spoiler: Prior to his incarceration, Harry shared multiple photos holding an infant girl on Instagram. “Me And Ava all I ever needed 💯😘🔥®💹👊” he captioned one photo holding the little girl in August of 2017. It seems to suggest that Ava is Harry’s daughter, but I have not been able to confirm that.

January 4, 2023 – Harry is arrested in Norwalk, Ohio on seven charges, including felony assault and illegal possession of a firearm.

July 25, 2023 – Harry pleads guilty to four felonies and misdemeanor OWI. He was later sentenced to 71 months in prison, and that is taking into account some of his sentences were concurrent. Harry was given 205 days credit for time served. The Ohio Department of Corrections currently lists Harry’s “Expected Release Date/Parole Eligibility Date” as December 2, 2028.


As we previously reported, Talsey is definitely out of prison — like waaaaaay out! He was released more than a year and a half ago in May of 2020.

HUGE spoiler: Talsey is currently engaged, but not to Santiba. He officially proposed to his Georgia peach Kayla late last year. Kayla and Talsey have been together pretty much since his release. They reportedly met for the first time while he was in a halfway house. They’ve been together ever since, and they seem quite happy together.

February, 2022 – Talsey was arrested on February 4 for felony aggravated assault, and then again on February 8 for felony arson. His fiancée Kayla was also arrested on February 8 and charged with hindering apprehension or punishment of a criminal.

June 21, 2022 – Talsey is charged with a felony count of riot in a penal institution.

August 2, 2022 – Talsey enters a plea deal in which he pleads guilty to aggravated assault, first-degree arson, and unlawful acts of violence in a penal institution. The other charges are not prosecuted.

Talsey is sentenced to 20 years in prison for the arson charge, with 5 years being mandatory. He got 20 years of concurrent probation for the assault conviction, and 10 years of probation to be served consecutively for the unlawful acts of violence in a penal institution conviction.

The Georgia Department of Corrections lists Talsey’s “max possible release date” as February 7, 2027.


As Max found out on the most recent episode of Love During Lockup, his #hotfelon bae Tara Medlock has been released.

Tara revealed in a recent interview that she got out of prison in August. She also revealed in that interview that she was never really in any sort of romantic relationship with Max. Click the link for all of Tara’s tea!

April 25, 2022 – Tara was booked in Georgia after failing to appear for a court date. Her bond was set at just $650, but she was still incarcerated after five weeks.

December 5, 2022 – Tara has started posting on social media again, and she is no longer listed in the Georgia DOC inmate database. I believe that means that she is not only out, but off probation as well!


Before we get to Chris’s current incarceration status, I thought I would provide a little information about his civil lawsuit.

Gabby mentions on the show that Chris received $150,000 as part of a class action lawsuit settlement. She said the same thing to the New York Post in an article that came out just before the series premiere.

“[Gabby] explained that the cash, which is sent in installments through Chris’s lawyer, comes from a $150,000 settlement her beau made with prison authorities after allegedly being beaten by guards on Riker’s [sic] Island,” the site reported.

According to the lawsuit, Chris was assaulted in June of 2016 while being held at the Brooklyn Detention Complex. However, the lawsuit claims that Chris was jumped by other inmates after he refused to give up his commissary money. The correctional officers were sued for not assisting Chris while he was being attacked, and also for not segregating gang members in the facility.

The lawsuit introduces numerous other instances of inmates being injured while incarcerated, but it doesn’t appear to be a class action lawsuit. I could find no settlement amount, and the last docket entry is a mediation notification from the court in December of 2020. I assume that the case was settled out of court?

As far as Chris’s incarceration status, he is currently housed at the federal prison in Allenwood, Pennsylvania. His release date is listed as June 24, 2022.

It appears that Chris was in the New York State prison system prior to the federal prison. His release date according to the New York Department of Corrections was April 9, 2021.

Spoiler: Chris looks to have two kids — a boy and a girl! Let’s hope they’re getting some of that settlement money too!

Potential spoiler: Both Gabrielle and Chris’s Facebook pages indicate that they are married. I cannot confirm that they have legally tied the knot.

May-ish 2022 – Chris is released from prison.

August 23, 2022 – Chris is arrested in New York roughly a week after Gabby posted a video of him attacking her online.

May 10, 2023 – After being released, Chris is arrested again in New York. The NYC Department of Corrections website states Chris was convicted of criminal possession of a controlled substance on May 16. He is currently in custody with a projected release date of July 8, 2023.

March 8, 2024 – Chris doesn’t appear to be listed as in custody in New York or New Jersey. However, there is a Christopher Walker in custody at a federal prison in Pennsylvania with a projected release date of December 5, 2024. Amazingly, there is not way to find out if it is the same Christopher Walker as information like middle names and birth dates are not publicly available for federal inmates.

Hottie aka Rio (real name Julian)

Tai’s rapper boo Hottie has a lot of aliases, but his real name is Julian. In January of 2021, Julian pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute and distribution of heroin and Fentanyl. He was sentenced to 130 months in prison, followed by a supervised release for a term of 3 years.

Julian was initially charged in July of 2018 and sentenced in December of 2021. I assume he was incarcerated during that time and will be credited with time served.

Julian is listed on the Federal Bureau of Prison website, but it states that he is not in custody. Given that his sentencing was just last month, it would make sense that he hasn’t been transferred yet. That is purely speculation however.

As mentioned above, I will try to continue updating this post as the incarcerations statuses of the inmates change. Stay tuned1

Asa Hawks is a writer and editor for Starcasm. You can contact Asa via Twitter, Facebook, or email at starcasmtips(at)

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