Amber Portwood: Released From Jail ... to Go to Prison?!

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Remember a few days ago when people were still talking about how far Amber Portwood has come, and how she's doing so much better these days?

Things change so quickly, don't they?

Amber Portwood Mugshot (2019)

To be fair, it's not that difficult to see why so many people thought that the Indiana native had turned her life around.

In the early days of Teen Mom, going back a decade at this point, she was on drugs. Like, insanely hard drugs.

She was high all the time, didn't treat her mental illnesses, and assaulted Gary Shirley in front of their daughter, Leah.

Amber Portwood on the Insta

Eventually she went to prison for a whole lot of things - drug stuff, plus that previously mentioned domestic violence.

She served 17 months of a five-year sentence. Seventeen months. Nearly a year and a half of her life behind bars.

When she was released, she talked a lot about how much she'd changed, but it was hard to buy that for some time.

After all, she was with mega douche Matt Baier (below).

Amber Portwood and Matt Baier on Marriage Boot Camp

It was also hard to believe she was clean when she kept drinking with Baier, an addict with his own suspect past.

After her truly bizarre appearance on Marriage Boot Camp, many people believed she was back on drugs as well.

Then, after leaving the Marriage Boot Camp set, she got with Andrew Glennon, a crew member on the show.

Yeah. Her life has been a roller coaster to say the least, and the biggest twists and turns were yet to come ...

Amber Portwood in Her Bed

Within literal days of starting their relationship, she was pregnant, but here's where things seemed to take a turn.

After she gave birth to their son, James, it was very noticeable how different she was with him compared to years past.

Looking back on Leah when she was a baby, and how Amber responded, it was like watching a different person.

In a positive way.

Andrew Glennon with Amber

It appeared, at least to us, like Andrew did a great job of calming her down and helping her deal with her anger problems.

He also helped her with her postpartum depression.

"Wow, that Andrew is so good for her," more than a few Teen Mom fans expressed in recent years. "She's so different!"

Turns out, not so much.

Amber Portwood Can't Chill

Early Friday morning, Amber was arrested for domestic battery following an incident that was concerning to say the least.

We still don't have the full story, but around 3:00 a.m., Andrew was holding James and Amber allegedly assaulted him.

He sent a text to 911, a cool new feature in their state, and the responder called police, saying:

"I received a text message from someone saying that their life and their son's life is in danger."

Amber Portwood Gets Angry

A few hours later, police arrived to arrest the 29-year-old reality star, and she was taken to the local jail to be processed.

She stayed there all day, and there was some speculation that since the domestic battery charge was a felony, she'd stay there until Monday morning when she could see a judge.

Not so!

Amber Portwood New Selfie

She was finally released yesterday afternoon after being bonded out - all in all, she spent right around a day and a half behind bars.

She still has to see a judge on Monday morning, specifically at 8:30.

Now, we're not legal experts or psychics or anything like that, but still, we get a feeling that this isn't going to go so well.

Remember, this isn't the first time Amber's been arrested for domestic violence.

Amber on the Couch

Years ago, she was originally arrested on three counts of this same act, and sentenced to probation.

When she violated that probation, that's when she went to prison before.

Indiana, where she lives, is one of the states that has the "three strike law," which should truly terrify her.

Essentially, if a person is convicted of a violent felony multiple times, they'll have to serve the full sentence the third time around.

Considering that the full sentence for a repeat offender wouldn't be a light one in all likelihood, that makes it pretty clear that they take crimes like these seriously, don't you think?

We'll have to wait until tomorrow to get an update on what's happening, but in the meantime, maybe we'll get a day of rest in the midst of all this Teen Mom drama.

Eh, probably not. But we can can dream, right?

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Amber Portwood Biography

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
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Amber Portwood