Amber Portwood chose a five-year jail sentence instead of receiving treatment for her drug problem a couple of weeks ago, which shocked everyone. Although her story is a sad one, fans hope that this jail time will do her some good.
The Teen Mom star has been held since she turned herself in but this morning, she headed to prison to officially begin serving her time.
Law enforcement told TMZ, Amber was transported from a local jail to the Rockville Correctional Facility at approximately 7:45 AM.
The sentence stems from an arrest in December in which police found her in the possession of several different drugs including prescription medication which was not prescribed to her.
She had the opportunity to undergo drug treatment, but after a couple of months in the program, she bailed out. She later revealed that she tried to kill herself for a second time after becoming so depressed while in treatment.
Amber Portwood is currently starring in Teen Mom‘s fourth season which airs Tuesday nights at 10/9c.