Amber Portwood, 'Teen Mom' star, released from prison almost four years early
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Is it 2017 already? Teen Mom alum Amber Portwood, who was sentenced to five years in prison in January 2012, was released on Nov. 4, 2013 -- almost four years earlier than originally anticipated.
The former MTV reality star (mom to daughter Leah, 4, with ex-boyfriend Gary Shirley) was photographed leaving Rockville Correctional Facility in Rockville, Ind., in gray sweatpants, a gray sweatshirt, and white sneakers. She also had on a white T-shirt printed with the words "Breaking Free From Addiction," which she flashed as she hugged and greeted loved ones outside the prison, where she had been locked up for a year and four months.
Portwood's release comes almost four years before her scheduled date and just a little over a month after her brother Shawn Portwood announced on Twitter that his sister was getting out early. "Congratulations sis. I am so happy that you are finally being released," he wrote on Sept. 24. "You did everything you needed to do to get out long before 5 years."
The troubled star, now 23, began what was supposed to be a five-year prison sentence at Indiana's Rockville Correctional Facility in June 2012, after she was arrested in December 2011 on drug-related charges. Prior to that incident, she had had multiple other run-ins with officials.
In November 2010, while still appearing on Teen Mom, Portwood was charged with domestic violence toward on-again, off-again boyfriend Shirley. Seven months later, after a June 2011 suicide attempt, she completed a rehab stint at Seasons Recovery Center in Malibu, Calif.
Time will tell whether Portwood has really learned from her past mistakes, but her brother, at least, believes she's taken a turn for the better. "Will be heading up to Indiana in a few days to see my sister," Shawn tweeted on Oct. 30. "Can't wait until she gets out and proves she is a changed woman."
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