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Teen Mom Amber Portwood: "Prison Saved My Life"

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We were totally surprised when she chose prison over rehab.

But we stand corrected - that seemed to have been her best move yet!

Teen Mom Amber Portwood has a new lease on life these days, and she's grateful for every second of it!

She knows that she was in a bad place before she went to jail, and that's why she believes that the big house saved her life! And has made her a better mother to her daughter Leah!

Here's what she said:

"Before prison, I never thought about Leah. I was addicted to drugs and didn’t care about anything else. Prison saved my life — and gave me a second chance at being a mother."

The change wasn't immediate though.

When she first entered prison she admits she was quite depressed, but realized that if she wanted to get out of there - she needed to make some changes to her life!

Here's what she said:

"Feeling humiliated and vulnerable (from the strip search), you literally have nothing and walk around like a zombie. There were times I reached a breaking point. I knew the only person who could get me out of there was me."

We're SO glad that she was able to get her life together in a big way!

Initially sentenced for 5 years at Indiana’s Rockville Correctional Facility - she was released in more than half that time for good behavior!

And now she can get started on doing what she considers to be her most important responsibility…

…Being a good mommy!

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3 comments to “Teen Mom Amber Portwood: "Prison Saved My Life"”



  1. 1

    I think all these teen moms from the show are basically a disgrace to themselves and society, but I want to believe there is truth to what she said, if not for herself, for her daughter. We'll see if she has changed her stripes….



  2. 2

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  3. 3

    Never watched any of those shows, but didn't this story about her choosing prison happen like about two months ago?