Amber Portwood asked the judge to send her to jail – rather than treatment – and looks like the ‘Teen Mom’ has gotten her wish!
According to TMZ, the young mother asked an Indiana judge to ‘reimpose her sentence’ after being arrested in December. Had Amber successfully completed her rehab treatment, she wouldn’t have had to go to jail. While in court last month, Amber told the judge she’d rather go to jail than rehab.
She reportedly blurted out her admission in front of her lawyer, who was said to have been shocked by the statement.
Portwood told the judge that she was a ‘bad girl’, and had used since starting the program, which she said she ‘couldn’t stand’.
She allegedly then asked the judge to send her to prison because she just couldn’t complete the order.
The judge accepted her plea, and subsequently sent her right back behind bars inside the Madison County jail in Indiana.
The ordeal comes as Amber was released from jail just a few weeks ago in May, stemming from her original drug arrest in December.
She had been arrested and sent to prison for skipping a drug court appointment, then allegedly lying about it.
Sources told TMZ, the same judge took pity on her and decided she should be released back to home detention.
At the time the judge told her that he wanted her to continue drug rehabilitation treatment and find a proper job.
Her previous stint in jail was triggered after she told authorities the reason she missed her appointment was she had undergone a laparoscopic gall bladder surgery and was ordered to be on bed rest by her doctors for two to three weeks.
But her case manager did not believe her, and after speaking to her doctor found out she was lying.
Her physician maintained that she was well enough to go to court and take her drugs test, and as a result she was ordered back to jail for being in violation of her probation.
For the sake of her daughter, I really hope she can get her sh*t together.