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Amber Portwood

Sentenced to 5 Years

In Prison ... Again

6/5/2012 8:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Teen Mom" star Amber Portwood has been sentenced to five long years in the big house ... again -- after asking an Indiana judge to reimpose her sentence, stemming from a December drug arrest.

Portwood was in court this morning when the judge reimposed the sentence. Her attorney asked for leniency, but the judge was unmoved ... insisting he had no choice but to enforce the terms of Amber's plea agreement.

Portwood's five-year prison sentence was previously stayed on the condition she complete a drug rehabilitation program -- but as we first reported, Portwood gave up on the program ... and asked to go to prison instead.

The judge said he would refer Amber to the Indiana Department of Corrections therapeutic community program -- an incarceration-based treatment program.

Portwood will be given credit for time served in jail.


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If she was Lindsay Lohan she'd be free.

867 days ago


Hmm, I am thinking it may be the best thing for her. Drug addiction is no joke and I can tell you going to prison was the straw that broke the addictive cycle's back for me. I wish her all the best and any of you that have something hateful to say, what would we find in your closet?

867 days ago


I don't feel sorry for her one bit, neither should anyone else! This grown a** woman, like Lindsey Lohan, has been given SOOO many chances. Enough's enough! Only difference between her and Lindsey is Lindsey doesn't have a kid to take care of! Which makes Amber a complete, selfish, narcissistic LOSER!!!!

867 days ago


If this is what it takes HER to get sober, more power to her. Sad that it takes prison, but she made this choice to save her life. Good Luck Amber

867 days ago


This is rediculous!

867 days ago


Amber is a disgrace! She needs to be locked up to get the crap kicked out of her! She's mental. She should never be able to raise her daughter alone. Maybe when shes 40 she be more mature!

867 days ago


To those thinking she's stupid for wanting prison - she has already said she was afraid she couldn't get off the drugs otherwise. She's been in jail before and apparently she found that was a better way for her to stay away from the drugs. She might be right. She'll be in a treatment program, just not the Lindsay Lohan type of rehab that lets you wander off whenever you feel like it and cause drama with a staffer to avoid a test on return ... That's the real difference, Amber feels she needs a more rigid setup to succeed, a way to avoid the friends, family, and places that got her into trouble in the first place. Well, actually, so does LL, but LL isn't as self-aware.

867 days ago


Why are you guys comparing her to ll? What about p Hilton, b spears, all of them have had drug & alcohol problems and they continued to get on trouble. Spears finally got it together but they had multiple chances too.

867 days ago


Too bad she didn't have Lohan's judge.

867 days ago


Now THAT'S what I call REALITY!!!
Hey MTV, why don't you take your camera's there and show teens what it's like?!?!?!?

867 days ago


Indiana makes it really easy to get out of prison. She will most likely serve 12-20 months. Hopefully she takes advantage of all of the programs offered in Indiana's Department of Corrections and re-enters society a more productive person.

867 days ago

Peter Sc    

Maybe this could learn people not to make pleas involving rehab instead of prison.

Rehabs are fakes and only for people with money.

She will be better off in prison and if the prison for some odd reason is drug free then she will leave without her problem.

I am begining to understand why Portugal was able to reduce the number of drug addicts with 50 percent after they legalized the drugs for the users.

Her 5 years will be a totally waste for the taxpayers and improve her value on reality television shows. It doesn't seem fair for the people who work hard every single day to feed their family while being robbed by the government which is asking for more money to fight the drug use.

867 days ago


Bravo, MTV. You have done a real bang-up job with picking role models for the teenage viewers of that series.


867 days ago


Kind of unfair...Lohan would never get this much time!

867 days ago

Florida Gator Killer    

White trash.

867 days ago
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