The 23-year-old mother of one has been working very hard to get an early release, as Radar exclusively reported in July, and it has paid off because Portwood is set for release on Nov. 6, 2013.
Portwood’s brother, Shawn, confirmed the release with the Indiana Department of Corrections and tweeted about the good news on Tuesday.
I received and email and text last night by the IDOC about her release but wanted to keep it secret bc that is what Amber wanted.
— Shawn Portwood (@ShawnPortwood) September 25, 2013
Congratulations sis. I am so happy that you are finally being released. You did everything you needed to do to get out long before 5 years
— Shawn Portwood (@ShawnPortwood) September 24, 2013
“I’m so excited and I’m really working hard studying so I can score high on the GED test,” Portwood told Radar this summer.
“I’m working my ass off to get out of here!”
After spiraling out of control, the MTV star failed to complete a drug rehab program, which was required from earlier arrests for drug possession and parole violations.
Portwood opted for the jail time instead of completing her treatment.