Amber Portwood Could Be Out Of Jail In 2 1/2 Years

Fri, July 20, 2012 9:43am EST by 4 Comments

Amber could get out of the Indiana jail where she is serving a 5-year sentence in as little as 2 1/2 years for good behavior! Read on for the juicy details!

Douglas S. Garrison, Chief Communications Officer of Indiana Department of Correction, tells EXCLUSIVELY that Amber Portwood must stay in the Indiana jail where she is currently incarcerated. After a mental, emotional, and physical evaluation, it was decided that Amber must serve out her sentence, with a possibility of it being shortened to 2 1/2 years for good behavior.

“After undergoing the diagnostic process, the decision has been made to keep Amber Portwood at the Rockville Correctional Facility in Indiana,” Douglas said.

“Amber’s sentence is five years, but could be as little as 21/2 years for good behavior,” he continued.

The good news is she has the opportunity to see her daughter, Leah Shirley, 3,  whom she has with on-again, off-again boyfriend Gary Shirley.

“She now has visitation rights and can see her daughter. There is a family visiting area center which has books and toys,” he said.

However, when Amber was undergoing the diagnostic process, she wasn’t allowed any visitors, including her baby girl.

The correctional facility where Amber is staying Amber is now living has aout 1,100 women living in dorm-style housing, with about 16 per room.

Hopefully, this sentence will help Amber get her life back on track.

“During the day, Amber will go to therapeutic programming which includes anger management. If she so chooses, she can get her high school diploma and take adult education classes,” Douglas said.

What do YOU think HollyMoms?

— Christina Stiehl

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