Teen Mom's Amber Portwood Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

Reality star will serve jail term resulting from violating terms of probation, though is given credit for days already spent in custody

By Josh Grossberg, Claudia Rosenbaum Jun 05, 2012 7:55 PMTags
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This Teen Mom better get used to pinstripes.

Ten days after she booked on two contempt-of-court charges for failing to appear in an Indiana court after struggling to abide by the terms of her probation, E! News confirms that the Teen Mom star Amber Portwood was sentenced to five years in prison today.

Portwood's attorney tried to argued for a more lenient outcome, but Judge David Happe wasn't having it and said those were the terms that had been agreed upon.

Indeed, after she was placed back behind bars last month, E! News learned that Portwood chose to serve out her five-year term for violating her probation resulting from her December drug bust for illegal possession of prescription drugs, rather than comply with the terms of her court-ordered drug program.

The good news for the 22-year-old mom? She was given credit for 120 days already spent in custody and will likely serve a little more than two years.

His Honor subsequently also encouraged the MTV troublemaker to take advantage of some of the educational programs in the Big House and said he hoped that she would come out and get her life back on track.

"OK," Amber replied, without further comment.

While Portwood does some soul-searching in the slammer, her 3-year-old daughter, Leah, is being cared for by her dad, Gary Shirley.