‘Teen Mom’ Star Amber Portwood Ordered To Jail, Could Receive Half-Time For Good Behavior
MTV “Teen Mom” star Amber Portwood will spend two years or more locked up in an Indiana prison after Circuit Judge David Happe ruled on Tuesday that she must head to prison after failing to meet the requirements of her plea bargain.
In early 2012 Portwood plead guilty to a felony drug charge and she was ordered to undergo drug rehab in place of a prison stint, unfortunately for Amber she dropped out of the drug rehab program last month, a decision that led to Happe’s new ruling.
Amber Portwood, 22, was arrested once again on May 24 for violating her drug court probation requirement, then failing a urine test and lying about it.
According to prosecuting Attorney Rodney Cummings probation is not typically revoked until two or three opportunities are given but “she just opted out.”
With five years of her life at stake it is likely Portwood will be released on probation after two-and-a-half years. Indiana prisoners receive a reduced day for each day successfully served on good behavior. If Portwood completed an in-house drug treatment program another 30-days may be taken off her sentence.
It is not certain that Portwood will be allowed into the drug treatment program which is determined by prison staff, she is currently in the Madison County jail and it could take up to two weeks for the transfer order to be issued before she is taken into state department custody.
It probably will take two weeks before the commitment order is signed by the judge and Portwood is transferred from the Madison County jail to state corrections department custody, he said.
Amber Portwood’s 3-year-old daughter is now in the custody of father, Shirley.