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'Teen Mom' Amber Portwood Released From Prison Early

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Former "Teen Mom" star Amber Portwood was released from prison Monday, nearly four years early.

Portwood was released on Nov. 4 from the Indiana prison where she was serving a five-year sentence on drug possession charges, reports TMZ. The reality star only served 17 months of the sentence, which she began in June 2012, due, in part, to good behavior.

The 23-year-old was dressed in a gray sweatsuit and white sneakers when she was photographed leaving the Rockville Correctional Facility in Rockville, Ind., Us Weekly notes.

InTouch reports Portwood is no longer behind bars, but will be on parole. She will work with a parole officer, who will make sure she finds employment and stays clean. She will also be subject to random drug tests.

“Amber will have to report to a parole officer,” Douglas Garrison, the Chief Communications Officer for the Indiana Dept. of Corrections, told the magazine. “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.”

Portwood was previously arrested for felony domestic violence charges back in 2010 over incidents filmed during her time on "Teen Mom" involving her boyfriend, Gary Shirley, CNN noted. She was later arrested in 2011 after she was found with several different prescription pills, which were not prescribed to her.

Last year, she was sent to prison after dropping out of a judge-ordered rehab program. CNN reported it was likely Portwood would spend two and a half years in prison before being released and remaining on parole for the remainder of the time.

She appeared on Seasons 1 through 4 of the MTV reality series.

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