Amber Portwood just can’t catch a break. Not only is the Teen Mom star serving time in prison, she’s about to undergo an examination of her “medical, psychological, mental, and emotional health” which could last several weeks. HollywoodLife.com is reporting that during that time, Amber will not be allowed to have any visitors…and that includes four-year-old daughter Leah.
Douglas S. Garrison, the Chief Communications Officer of the Indiana Department of Corrections, tells the site, “During this diagnostic process time, Amber is not allowed any visitors, including her baby daughter. However, she is allowed to make out-going phone calls.”
Thankfully, Teen Mom wasn’t nearly as depressing this week. Last week’s premiere of Teen Mom was a train wreck. This week, instead of weeping like a fool, I sat completely dumbfounded. These girls have come so far yet have gone nowhere. How is that possible? I spent the bulk of the hour resisting the urge to bang my own head against a wall.
At least the super adorable and maturing (someone has to, right?) toddlers bring a new aspect to the show. Too bad we can’t just watch them and skip their parents. Let’s pitch ‘Dr. Drew’s Daycare’ to MTV.
Amber Portwood has officially relocated to her new home for the next five years. Just one week after the final season of Teen Mom began airing, Amber checked in to the Indiana state prison where she will begin to serve out her five year sentence.
TMZ learned that Amber was transported from the local jail she had been housed in to the Rockville Correctional Facility yesterday morning. Amber opted to serve out the remainder of her sentence instead of returning to the court ordered drug rehabilitation program, citing that she was so depressed it caused another suicide attempt.
I’m not sure about her logic, as I can’t really think of anything more depressing than spending the next couple years in prison, but there’s many aspects of Amber’s judgement I wholeheartedly question!
This is terribly sad and hopefully Amber’s life will turn around.
THOUGHTS ON AMBER’S DECISION TO SERVE OUT HER PRISON SENTENCE?
I’m holding onto the knowledge that Barbara, Jenelle Evan’s always amusing mom, will be back on my TV soon enough on Teen Mom 2. As long as I have Barbara in my life, I think I’ll be able to cope without Teen Mom. If Teen Mom 2 ever is canceled, I’m going to need therapy to learn how to go on with my life. Take a deep breath, grab the tissues, and let’s start the beginning of the end.
Amber Portwood just breaks my heart. Amber recently returned to prison to serve out the remainder of her original five year sentence. Amber was originally enrolled in a state funded drug rehabilitation program in lieu of serving time but she decided to leave the program and spend the rest of her time behind bars.
Well, Amber is speaking out about what led to her decision – and tragically it was a suicide attempt. Amber claims she became so depressed in her drug treatment program she over-dosed on pills and decided the program wasn’t for her, opting instead for a jail term.
This isn’t the first suicide attempt by the Teen Mom star. She attempted suicide last year and and announced that she had been diagnosed with bi-polar disorder.
Speaking to Good Morning America from jail, Amber explained the circumstances. “I had taken 30 Suboxone [a drug used to treat opioid addictions] within 3 days. The depression took over. I would take 4 or 5 at a time.”
It deeply saddens me to report this news, as I take it as a sign that Amber Portwood has given up hope. The Teen Mom star was just sentenced to five years in prison after asking an Indiana judge to reimpose her original sentence.
Amber has had a string of legal issues – most of them related to her substance abuse – recently she was participating in a drug treatment and sobriety program in exchange for serving jail time, but after she was kicked out of the program for missing too many requirements after a gallbladder surgery she decided to do jail time instead of campaigning to be reinstated.
Teen Mom star Amber Portwood has been a wreck for a while now and is desperately pleading with a judge to send her to prison!
Amber was offered a second chance by the judge back in January. She could’ve avoided prison if she successfully completed a drug rehab program. Amber has been in and out of jail and is now requesting that she be sent to prison so she can serve the time and get clean.
During a routine hearing yesterday, Amber admitted to the judge she would always “be a bad girl” and that she hasn’t been clean at all since starting the program at the beginning of the year. Amber told the judge she couldn’t stand the drug program and wanted out. The only alternative for Amber is prison.
Amber was taken into custody and will sit in the county jail until her sentencing – which could be up to five years per the original agreement.
This makes me so sad for her that she thinks the only way to help herself is prison. She clearly has had some deep problems all along, but how much of it is related to the pressures of being in the media spotlight at such a young age?
TELL US – DO YOU THINK MTV IS TO BLAME FOR ANY OF AMBER’S ISSUES? DO YOU THINK PARTICIPATING IN TEEN MOM IS TOO MUCH FOR THESE YOUNG GIRLS TO BE IN THE SPOTLIGHT?