“Teen Mom” star Amber Portwood has been sentenced to five years in jail. Portwood’s five-year prison sentence was previously stayed on the condition she complete a drug rehabilitation program.
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,” TMZ reports.
Prison-based drug treatment programs, which “focus on treating addiction as well as addressing criminal thinking,” are available in at least four Indiana prisons. “Preparing offenders for successful and sober re-entry into the community is the primary goal,” according to the Indiana Department of Corrections’ website.
Though Portwood’s sentence is five years, she could get credit for “good time” if she behaves behind bars, according to E! News. Indiana prison policy allows “good time” credits to reduce a prisoner’s sentence by up to four years, or one-third of a prisoner’s sentence, whichever is lesser.