'Teen Mom' Star Amber Portwood Speaks Out From Behind Bars

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'Teen Mom' star Amber Portwood just gave a rare interview from behind bars, where she talked about her education, how she's doing in prison and possibly being released early. Teen Mom star Amber Portwood began serving out her five year jail sentence a little over a year ago in June 2012.

Amber chose jail over rehab after two suicide attempts and feeling like she would never turn her life back around if she stayed on the path she was on.

A lot of people were shocked when Amber chose five years in prison over completing her court-ordered rehab program, but Amber promised that she had a plan.

In an interview with ABC News that was conducted shortly after she began serving the jail sentence, Amber said, "I'm not just going to sit...I'm going to substance abuse classes. I'm going to get my GED."

Back in April, we were thrilled to report that the reality star, who had become infamous for her angry outbursts, was doing so well in anger management classes that she had actually begun teaching them!

Now, in a new interview with RadarOnline, Amber says she's doing better than ever and that her recent visits with her daughter Leah have helped motivate her to stay on track so she can hopefully be released early.

She is also scoring exceptionally well on her educational tests and will be taking her GED test in August. If she does well, she could be released as early as October of this year, which is three and a half years before her scheduled release date.

"I'm so excited and I'm really working hard studying so I can score high on the GED test," Amber told the site. "I'm working my a-- off to get out of here!"

It sounds like Amber has definitely kept her word and is using her time in prison as an opportunity to completely turn her life around.

Amber's daughter, Leah, is currently staying with her father, Gary Shirley.

Are you surprised that Amber is doing so well?

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