Amber Portwood: Barred From Seeing Leah in Prison?

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With multiple stints in jail from failing to adhere to terms of her probation, followed by a five-year prison sentence, Amber Portwood has had a rough 2012.

The Teen Mom star's downward spiral makes Jenelle Evans look stable. But is she really barred from seeing her daughter until 2017, as rumors suggest?

Fortunately, Amber's brother Shawn tells E! she's in a "mandatory reception period" where she can't see Leah, but after that, visitation should resume.

Dangerous Amber

"They are in the process of transitioning her from one place to another," Shawn Portwood said. "After that, it's only a matter of time before she sees Leah."

The Indiana Department of Corrections concurred, saying Amber is "currently going through an intake and diagnostic process and is not allowed visitors."

There will be no exceptions during this period, typically 2-3 weeks, even those permitting Amber to see her daughter, due simply to "normal protocol."

"The purpose of this is to get them ready for the facility that they will be assigned to," he adds. "Once she is there she will then be allowed visitors."

Shawn notes that his sister "has to undergo therapy" and reiterates that "when she is done with processing then she will be able to see Leah."

"She is not being treated any differently than anyone else."

As it turns out, Amber might not have to serve out her entire five-year sentence. With good behavior, it could be cut in half with parole. Here's hoping?


She does not deserve to see her child ever again. Keep her away from Leah always.


Everybit isn't a word.


You all sound everybit as dumb as Amber. Learn to spell and speak correctly for the love of God. Less tv would help.


I really feel for Amber, I do. I can understand the situation because I'm a child from a similar situation. My mother when I was in prison from age 3-7, she got out, and 13 years later, she still can't acknowledge her kids. I hope that Amber comes out a totally different person for the better, and I hope that Leah ends up getting well taken care of and can eventually have a relationship with her mother. I hope the best for this family.


And Farrah, please understand that no one is EVER going to marry you, ever. Did I say ever? I meant EVER.


Amber Portwood is probably the most disgusting person on television ever. Pop another pill Amber and please, by all means drive around in a vehicle so we can all risk being hit by you in the McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, Taco Bell, Dairy Queen, Carvel, Chic Filet, Boston Market, In & Out & Kentucky Fried drive thru's. And Farrah, please understand that no one is EVER going to marry you, ever. Did I say ever? I meant EVER.


She needs to work on her issues before she can be a mom!!! I was once there and had a drug issue and I had to better myself before I could be a GREAT mom,and now I have been sober for 7 yrs and have my son back in my life :)Praying for her to get her SH*T together!!!!


Amber is one stupid _itch,she should never be able to see that poor little angel,i wouldnt leave her alone with my dog!!! I hope she never has any more kids!!!!! May GOD be with that little angel girl!!!It would be best for all if she would stay the rest of her life in jail!!!!!!!!


Let the dumbass rot. She only cares about herself and popping pills.. she should be ashamed of her self. White trash is a compliment to her, sux to be her.. but thats what u get when your deali ng with a dumbass lil girl, all i know is tonight she will be eating slop and sleeping on cold steel, while i eat steak and sleep in a featherdown bed.. ha. Ha just sayin.. trick ass hoe deserves what she gets


So Amber chose jail over rehab, is that right?
why the fuck would someone opt to go to jail for 5 year
istead of chosing to complete rehab? especially one that has a child?
i do not understand, and ill probably never understand why someone would chhose
to be locked up for such a long time, isolated from their family, man Amber sure does
have some issues, what the fuck is up with that chick???


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