Teen Mom Amber Portwood Released From Prison, Plead Not Guilty

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Teen Mom Amber Portwood released from prison

Teen Mom star Amber Portwood’s visit in prison was shortlived as she was released today after entering a not guilty plea for several felony charges.

On Monday, Indiana prosecutors filed charges and a warrant had been issued for her arrest.  At her arraignment today, the judge ordered her to have no contact with Gary Shirley, the father of her child Leah. Earlier she was told she could not have contact with her daughter but the judge did not enforce that.

Paperwork filed by prosecutors showed that the mother admitted she did not stage any fights for MTV.  “She claimed the incidents were out of anger and were not staged for the reality show,” the paperwork reads, detailing an October 20 meeting of Portwood, her attorney and police.

“She claimed to not remember everything due to some medical issues in which she is under a Dr.’s care for currently.”

“Gary was really hoping that the order against both of them would be lifted today,” a source close to the situation told

“He was really upset last night because he didn’t know the next time Leah would get to see her mother again.”

Portwood was taken into custody Monday and placed on a 24-hour hold, which is standard practice for such cases in Indiana.  Indiana prosecutors filed three felony and one misdemeanor charge against the reality star, including three counts of domestic battery and one count of neglect of a dependent.

Portwood’s troubles began when she was seen in an episode of her MTV series, punching her then-boyfriend Gary Shirley in front of their baby daughter.

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