Amber Portwood, ‘Teen Mom’ Star, Released From Prison
Amber Portwood gained fame for starring on MTV’s Teen Mom, and then attained infamy after becoming the latest member on the reality franchise to wind up in prison – twice. On Monday, Portwood was released from Indiana’s Rockville Correctional Facility and able to return to her family.
Portwood, 23, had been serving a five-year sentence resulting from drug charges in late 2011. The TV personality managed to cut short her sentence by earning “good time credit,” which is awarded for good behavior and participating in the prison’s programs, reported E! News. She was released to her family and friends at 11 a.m., according to the Chief Communications Officer for the Indiana Department of Correction.
“She’s really grown and matured — she completed her drug rehab [in prison]. she got her G.E.D., she completed parenting classes, and she became the administrator of the CLIFF program, which helps inmates get sober,” Shawn told OK! magazine.
“She did so well in cleaning herself up, that she spent most of her jail time helping other girls get clean,” Shawn added.
Due to Amber’s run ins with the law, she will have to go to court to regain custody of her 4-year-old daughter Leah with ex Gary Shirley.
– Chelsea Regan
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