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Amber Portwood

Sentenced to 5 Years

In Prison ... Again

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

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"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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rawkergirl    

If she was Lindsay Lohan she'd be free.

787 days ago
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stargazernd805    

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?

787 days ago
63.

Nicollette    

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!!!!

787 days ago
64.

Frank    

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

787 days ago
65.

CmGirl16    

This is rediculous!

787 days ago
66.

Armywifeftlewis2008    

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!

787 days ago
67.

jwoolman    

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.

787 days ago
68.

TheBestHeEverHad    

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.

787 days ago
69.

backfire    

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

787 days ago
70.

Amber    

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?!?!?!?

787 days ago
71.

LeeLoo    

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.

787 days ago
72.

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.

787 days ago
73.

Tama    

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

Idiots.

787 days ago
74.

dd    

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

787 days ago
75.

Florida Gator Killer    

White trash.

787 days ago
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