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Todd Chrisley's son hits out at 'broken system' as father spends first birthday behind bars

Todd Chrisley's son hits out at 'broken system' as father spends first birthday behind bars

Todd and Julie Chrisley are currently serving time in prison for fraud

Chase Chrisley has slammed the 'broken system' after his dad, Todd, spent his first birthday behind bars.

The TV personality and wife Julie were sentenced to 12 years and seven years, respectively, after being convicted of bank, tax, and wire fraud.

The pair - who were best known for their reality show Chrisley Knows Best - were put behind bars in January, with Todd currently serving his time in Florida, while Julie is in Kentucky.

And this week saw the 54-year-old patriarch of the family celebrate his first birthday in prison.

As well as taking the opportunity to wish his father well on the day, son Chase used his birthday message to criticise the justice system.

In a post online, the 26-year-old said that it was a disgrace his dad was in prison.

"Words can't describe how much I miss you, this will be the first birthday of yours and mine that we won't be together but we are together in spirit," he wrote.

Chase said he hopes he and his father will be reunited soon.

"I Love you and I'm beyond proud of the man, father and husband that you are!"

Adding: "We live in a broken world with a broken system but I have faith that we will be together soon! Until then, I love you and we will hold it down! Happy Birthday Boss"

In her post, sister Savannah said she missed her father 'more than you'll ever know'.

The 25-year-old said: "It's been 80 days ... 80 days since I last received a 'goodnight my angel' text or and 'I love you more'. GEEZZZ how I miss them!!

"My parents have also been together almost 30 years ... and in that 30 years never have they ever spent a birthday apart. So today ... I'm imagining us all together in one bear hug circle!!"

And the eldest child, Lindsie, who Todd shares with ex-wife Teresa Terry, shared an old picture of them both from years ago.

Todd and Julie are serving a combined sentence of over 19 years behind bars.

She wrote: "Happy birthday to this man with the braided belt on. To know him is to love him," she wrote, before sharing some scripture reading,

"This is confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us."

This comes after Lindsie shared some of her concerns around her dad being put in prison.

With the pair being big figures on US television, she admitted there were worries they would be targeted.

Speaking on the latest episode of the PodcastOne series The Southern Tea, Lindsie said: "One of my biggest concerns was the access to televisions.

"Do you think that people who have seen Chrisley Knows Best are serving in these camps?"

But those worries were quickly dismissed, as Lindsie said that her parents were welcomed into prison with 'open arms'.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@chasechrisley

Topics: US News, Crime, True crime, Celebrity