Oh, happy day Teen Mom fans! MTV's resident jailbird Amber Portwood has officially been released from Indiana's Rockville Correctional Facility, where she served a prison sentence of less than two years. She was originally sentenced to five years after opting out of a mandatory court-ordered drug rehab program — a requirement stemming from her earlier arrests for drug possession and parole violations in December 2011 — but was able to bust out early thanks to good behavior.
But life post-prison won't be a walk in the park. According In 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.
Stay tuned for more info on Amber's release, and in the meantime check out these pictures of Amber leaving the prison with her mom and brother. Can you believe she's finally free?! Leave your thoughts and well wishes in the comments below.
Source: In Touch