But life post-prison won't be a walk in the park. AccordingIn Touch, who spoke with Douglas Garrison, the Chief Communications Officer for the Indiana Dept. of Corrections, Amber will be subject to random drug testing as part of her parole.
“Amber will have to report to a parole officer,” he told In Touch. “The parole officer will make sure she finds employment, that she is living in an appropriate situation, and that she is staying clean. Amber will have to check in a couple of times a month with her parole officer. If she violates anything, she could go back to jail.”
Thankfully, Amber has her mom Tonya and brother Shawn to rely on during this difficult transition. The two were there to greet Amber as she was released from the facility on November 4, an emotional moment that was captured by the paparazzi. No word yet on when she'll reunite with baby daddy Gary Shirley and 5-year-old daughter Leah, but we do know that Gary isn't exactly eager to start co-parenting.