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    Teen Mom's Amber Portwood Begins Serving Five-Year Prison Sentence

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    Amber Portwood is a free woman no more.

    E! News confirms that the troubled Teen Mom star officially checked herself into Indiana's Rockville Correctional Facility yesterday afternoon to begin serving out a whopping five-year sentence as a result of her arrest on drug possession charges last December.

    So what's in store for the erstwhile reality star?

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    "She will remain in the intake unit for approximately five weeks, at which time she will be evaluated and a determination made as to what facility is most appropriate for her," a spokesperson for the facility told E! News. "This is the typical intake process for all offenders."

    Though the 22-year-old Portwood isn't necessarily the typical inmate.

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    While she was received at the facility yesterday at 12:55 p.m., the headline-grabbing young mom actually chose to serve out the lengthy sentence last month in lieu of complying with the terms of her court-ordered drug program.

    As it happens, the reality star is no stranger to a cell, having spent multiple stints in jail this year after getting booked on contempt-of-court charges after violating her probation and failing to appear for a hearing.

    As for her current half-decade sentence, while the time frame is a daunting one, Portwood will likely only end up serving about half that time behind bars, accounting for good behavior.

    —Reporting by Holly Passalaqua

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