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Amber Portwood On Suicide Watch While In Jail

January 12, 2012 08:52 AM by Lisa Princ

Amber Portwood of MTV‘s Teen Mom star ended up in jail right before the holidays for violating parole. She recently sent a letter to her brother claiming she was scared of prison, and promising that she would be a good role model for Leah. So just as she sounded as though she was ready to start new and positive, sources say that Amber Portwood has been put on suicide watch in jail.

Amber Portwood recently sent a letter to her brother, which was obtained by TMZ, that stated she was scared of being sentenced to prison. According to the Inquisitr, an insider said it is more serious than just being scared, as they revealed: “Amber recently told the guard if she was sent to prison she would kill herself, which put the Teen Mom on temporary suicide watch. Amber is really depressed and alone and they won’t give her any prescription medication for her anxiety.” Since Amber Portwood has already attempted suicide in the past, being on suicide watch while in jail is probably a good idea for her, especially since things just seem to get worse and worse for the Teen Mom star.

Adding to Amber Portwood’s depression is the fact that she does not get along well with the other inmates, and she has reportedly been moved twice from her cell as she was being threatened by some of the other girls. The insider also went on to say: “Amber feels threatened that she is being replaced as Leah’s mom. Gary thinks Amber being in jail for a long period of time is a good thing for her, he thinks she needs to finally learn her lesson and suffer the consequences.”

The source also claims that Amber Portwood is ready to walk away from Teen Mom. Amber is scheduled to appear in court on January 27. If convicted, the reality star faces up to two years in prison. Her daughter, Leah, 3, currently resides with Amber’s ex, Gary Shirley, who was recently awarded full custody of her. Do you think Amber Portwood should quit Teen Mom and focus on her issues? What do you think of the whole situation? Comment and share your thoughts with us!

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One Response to “Amber Portwood On Suicide Watch While In Jail”

  1. Brandy Says:
    January 13th, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    I’d like to see Amber sentenced to a long term inpatient or intensive outpatient rehabilitation program, preferably one close to where she lives so she can maintain visitation with Leah. She needs a lot of help, not more jail. While a week or so there as a wake up call can be a good thing, and maybe she’s safer there than out on the street, I think it only reinforces bad behavior for people with problems like Ambers. She’s not a bad person she just has some serious issues to deal with. While I wholeheartedly understand her needing to go, I am glad that Teen Mom is showing her story. These things can happen with anyone. There are thousands of Ambers out there.


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