Amber PortwoodAmber Portwood was the Jenelle Evans of the first round of Teen Mom. She and her baby daddy Gary had an ugly relationship that involved domestic violence, among other things. She also ended up in jail as of June 15, 2012 for her drug addiction, among other issues.

What a difference a year makes. Word on the street is that Portwood has made a real turnaround in prison. Though she was sentenced to five years, she may be getting out in October, and she has done a lot of work toward getting her GED, which could mean big things ahead for her.

Portwood clearly did the right thing by going to prison. And believe me, I NEVER thought I would say that. Maybe Jenelle could learn from her?

I have to hand it to Amber, this is what she said all along. She said if she went to prison, she could turn it all around, and sure enough, that is what she has done.

It's not perfect. After all, she doesn't have her GED YET, but she is making progress. And she is going to get out. And she has successfully avoided other pitfalls and kicked the drug habit. Now, of course, what happens after prison is anybody's guess, but if she can survive (and THRIVE) behind bars, she can do the same outside, too.

Amber always struck me as a person who genuinely did want to get it together. While every season seems to have its own "tragic" case, maybe there will be a happy ending for Amber after all.

Jenelle? It's anyone's guess. But I'm not holding my breath. She just doesn't seem to want it as badly. Still, if Amber can do it, anyone can. If it takes jail to kick the addiction to crappy men, drugs, and anger, then bring it.

Now, we just get to see who gets to wear season 3's crown of disgrace. As of August 26, we will know ... 

Do you think Amber will make it out of prison?

 

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