Amber Portwood to Be Released From Prison in November

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Teen Mom star Amber Portwood's prison stay is set to come to an end in November after just one year of a five-year sentence, a new report indicates.

The 23-year-old mother of one has been working hard for early release - albeit after opting for jail over drug court and probation - and it looks promising.

“I’m so excited and I’m really working hard studying so I can score high on the GED test,” Portwood said. “I’m working my ass off to get out of here!”

Amber Portwood’s brother, Shawn, confirmed the release with the Indiana Department of Corrections and tweeted about the good news this week.

After spiraling out of control and being arrested numerous times for assault and drug possession, the MTV star failed to complete a drug rehab program.

That was required based on her earlier arrests and probation violations, and eventually she threw in the drug court towel and decided to do time.

Shawn Portwood Tweet

Portwood has a 4-year-old daughter, Leah, with ex-fiance Gary Shirley, who has maintained custody of the young girl while she served her jail time.

It's unclear what the custody situation will be like upon her release.

In any case, we're happy to hear she's pulling her life together, or at least heading in that direction, after years of setbacks and hitting rock bottom.

Prison time AND loss of custody? Farrah Abraham and Jenelle Evans still have a ways to go before they can even touch the depths Amber reached.

Seriously though Jenelle. Get a grip girl.

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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