Todd Chrisley isn't irked at all by his family starting a new reality series while he's locked up in prison -- in fact, he thinks it's a fantastic idea.
Jay Surgent, Todd's attorney, tells TMZ ... the reality star is "thrilled and happy" members of his family are launching the new show, and hopes it'll depict the devastation his family has been facing since he and Julie were sent to prison at the beginning of this year.
Translation: It's all good, as long as no one's smiling! Less joy, more pain.
We're told Todd will not be a part of the show, but their kids Chase, Savannah, Grayson, and adopted daughter, Chloe -- as well as Todd's mom, NannyFaye -- are all reportedly starring in the new series, picking up after Todd and Julie started doing their time.
TMZ broke the story, Todd claims he's been severely mistreated while locked up at FPC Pensacola -- allegedly dealing with things like photos being taken of him while sleeping, his mail not being delivered to him and no AC in Florida's summer conditions.
What's more, Todd's now telling Jay he has no way of contacting him from inside prison -- Jay's allegedly blocked from Todd's mail, phone and email lists, but the attorney has no clue why ... and says he can't get answers from prison administration.
For what it's worth, we're told Jay is able to set up appointments to speak with Todd, through the help of Todd's prison counselor.
Jay says Todd being unable to contact his council is a direct violation of constitutional rights, and he's taking his concerns to the Bureau of Prisons to find a solution. We've reached out to the BOP for comment ... so far, no word back.