Teen Mom star Amber Portwood is about to be released from prison, The Ashley can exclusively reveal! Amber, who entered the Rockville Correctional Facility in Indiana in June of 2012, after being convicted of domestic battery on baby-daddy Gary Shirley, as well as possession of a controlled substance, is going to be released a lot earlier than it was originally thought.
The Ashley was tipped off by a source that Amber is scheduled for release on or very close to November 6, 2013. (It may even be a few days earlier, the source says.) She was originally sentenced to five years in the state prison, but Amber has been working hard to get out of prison early.
Another source very close to Amber has confirmed to The Ashley that this is true.
Although she is scheduled to be released on November 6, this is the prison system, so something could go wrong between now and then, but as of now, Amber’s scheduled to be released.
In July she did an interview with Radar Online in which she talked about finally getting her GED.
“I did my TABE testing for my GED placement and I did really well. I scored in the advance book so I was very excited. So now I’m in GED classes on weekdays,” Amber told Radar. (She took her GED test in August, and, given the early release, it looks like she passed!)
Amber’s brother Shawn Portwood told Radar that Amber was doing fantastic in prison.
She has done so well in her CLIFF program that she is now the head facilitator,” Shawn said.
“She said she deals with all of the scheduling now and gets to pick the teachers for them,” he said. Amber said she thinks of it as like a principal of a school.”
No word on if Amber will return to Anderson, Indiana, the town she was living when she was arrested, or if she will move near her brother in Tennessee.
Update: Amber’s brother, Shawn, has posted this on an Amber Facebook fanpage in response to this story:
Possibility of a media uproar so I just want to be the first to say before it is heard in the tabloids that Amber will be released soon. She has done everything required to be released long before the five year sentence. Congratulations sis, and I know that you will do everything we talked about. You now have control of your future and from what I know it looks bright. – Shawn Portwood
I think Shawn really should stop talking for cash. It’s not only Gary that brings her down, her family is not helpful. Shawn doesn’t seem to have a job. He is always in school probably getting money to go to school. He has two kids with his girlfriend, that he isn’t married to. I don’t see him as a real winner. Amber has no hope of staying out of trouble if she fails to stay out of the public eye, he really needs to stop invading her privacy the way he does. He hasn’t gone to visit her once in jail, he’s kind of a loser that keeps looking for money and 15 minutes! Amber stay away from all of your troubled family members, I’m rooting for you!
I think that Amber should keep the peace with Gary & do not jump into a relationship with Gary at this time but to really focus on herself & her daughter Leah . Amber has come along ways .She needs to get her a place of her own & get a job & bond with her daughter
I am rooting for her. I hope that people leave her alone when she gets out. She is going to have to completely readjust to life again, life without drugs and life as a free woman.
I am also rooting for her. My hope is that she stays away from Gary when it comes to a romantic relationship. Yes they have to have some type of relationship for Leah but I have no doubt that Gary pushes her buttons and brings out the worst in her.
I hope she’s able to stay on this path when she gets out. I’m rooting for her!