The Herald Bulletin

November 4, 2013

'Teen Mom' released from prison

The Herald Bulletin

ROCKVILLE, Ind. — "Teen Mom" star Amber Portwood was released Monday from an Indiana prison, almost a year-and-a-half after she begged a judge to put her behind bars, reported

Portwood, of Anderson, was initially sentenced to five years for violating probation in a drug possession case. At the time, Madison County Drug Court Judge David Happe gave her the choice of going to a drug rehab program instead of prison. Portwood chose prison.

The 23-year-old MTV star -- who began her sentence at Rockville Correctional Facility in June 2012 -- was released Monday morning after 17 months into her sentence.

TMZ reported that the early release was due to good behavior, time served and the fact that she completed two unspecified prison courses while serving her time.

She walked out of the prison Monday wearing a grey sweatsuit. She said the first thing she wanted to do was "go get something good to eat."