Jail Officials Worried That Amber Portwood Will Shiv Someone

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Amber Portwood is under close watch in jail, according to an inside source - her.

A letter the Teen Mom train wreck wrote from inside jail claims that officials even made her use a flexible writing utensil to pen it ... so she won't shiv anyone.

Prisoner-proof pens are standard issue with people viewed as violent threats, but Ambs says people think she's a danger to society and she'll end up in prison.

"I don't think I'll ever take this sh!t for granted," she says. "I'm scared I'm going to prison ... All I think about is Leah and how she needs a ro-model (sic)."

Dangerous Amber

She adds, "I am a good person and I pray that I can change my life."

Amber wrote the letter to her brother last month after she was thrown in an Indiana jail for drug possession and failing to provide a urine test (as per her probation).

She's scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 27 for her probation violation hearing. She faces two years behind bars if convicted, which is not looking like a big stretch.

She's also staring at an eviction hearing in the meantime. Rough.

In the meantime, here's hoping she gets counseling while behind bars and reassesses her life ... while having her belt and shoelaces taken away from her.


It takes more than saying "I love my daughter" to be a good mom. Watching the show, neglect was evident. Gary's mother had to bring over sheets because Leah had none on her crib. Was Amber thankful, or resentful? She didn't even bother to put the sheets on the bed! If you have ever cared for a baby you know that their mattresses are plastic, and there is no way to sleep on a plastic mattress without sweating and sticking to it. There were countless times where she put that baby to bed because she herself wanted to sleep, not because the child needed or wanted a nap, and then sat back and let her cry without consolation. She is selfish and needs to learn to put her child's needs before her own because that is what good mothers do. Gary is no better in my opinion he is also selfish and childish and uses the baby as a weapon to hurt Amber.


amber will always be in trouble with the law. she does not know how to control her anger


Heidi G - "We all eff up and most learn from it. Dont make the same mistake over and over again." The keywords to your comment is "most learn from it." This person doesn't seem to, or at least hasn't yet. Praying for Leah!


Surprised no one has shivved her actually. She needs mental counseling and she needs to grow up - FAST before she hurts anyone, including little Leah. Praying for the child, the only one that matters.


Who am i to judge? I hope she gets her life on a better path! We all eff up and most learn from it. Dont make the same mistake over and over again.


Um, everybody gets those pens, not just violent offenders. Nobody is afraid of Amber Portwood.


Anybody that is judging Amber needs to come back to reality because there is no such thing as a perfect parent. Everybody makes mistakes damn. I understand she put her life out there but it is not your job to judge her decisions. Leah may not have the best parents but from what I have seen she is taken care of and feed. How about people actully focus on parents that are not giving there children the basics such as food and clothing. Now I do believe she needs to grow up and learn to be more responsible but you guys are way to harsh on someone that is having a rough time.


I have worked in a county jail for over 15 years.Amber WAKE up-i have heard my poor kids-for years-from the same women who come in & out all the time.Its called JOB SECURITY


A role model lmao Was she thinking of her daughter when she took the drugs Plz lock this bitch up an maybe after 2 years she might really want to go down the right road!


It's funny that this girl may actually get jail time but if she was Lindsey Lohan she would get away with everything and never spend more than a few hours in there.


Amber Portwood Biography

Amber and Leah (Teen Mom)
Amber Portwood is a star on MTV's Teen Mom. She is the mother of Leah Leann Shirley, whose father is Gary Shirley, Amber's on-off fiance... More »
Anderson, Indiana
Full Name
Amber Portwood