Amber Portwood

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Teen Mom's Amber Portwood got out of jail—but not for free.

On Friday the MTV reality star was released from the Madison County correctional facility where she's been since December, E! News confirms. Her mother, Tonya, tells us that "Amber is all taken care of [and] getting settled in" at [her maternal grandparents' home.

Amber's plea deal initially required her to go to a halfway house, not her grandparents' home…

But on Thursday, her mom told us that Amber was "happy and relieved that she [wouldn't] have to live in a halfway house."

"Now she will get to spend more time with her daughter, which is what this was all about anyway," Tonya explained.

Though she is still required to attend rehab at Sister 2 Sister Ministries, a transitional residence in Anderson, Ind., production on Teen Mom can go ahead as usual while Amber is living at her grandparents' house.

After completing eight months of rehab, she's required to get a real full-time job—i.e., one that doesn't involve reality-show cameras. If she violates her strict probation in any way, she faces a maximum of five years in prison on her felony drug-possession charge.

For now, Amber's mom says she and her daughter are "so happy she's home and around family who love her deeply."

—Reporting by Baker Machado and Katie Rhames

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