Abby Lee Miller is leaving prison but is on her way to 'halfway home from hell'

In January 2018, Abby Lee Miller was allowed to walk out of FCI Victorville after completing just five months in prison.


                            Abby Lee Miller is leaving prison but is on her way to 'halfway home from hell'

Former Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller is almost a free woman. The 51-year-old leaves FCI Victorville on February 20th after completing just five months of her 366-day prison sentence. The TV personality was told in a January 2018 ruling that she can spend the rest of her prison sentence in a halfway house operated by BOP. According to Radar Online, Abby's last few hours in Victorville will include a "strict protocol."

A source from inside the prison told the outlet that Abby was asked to submit details of what she will wear 60 days before her release. "The request needed to be detailed, including what type, color, size, etc. The same thing goes for her bra and underwear. Abby will also be able to take her personal items bought from the commissary," the source added, according to Radar Online. 

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(L-R) TV personality/dancers Kendall Vertes, Abby Lee Miller and Jojo Siwa walk onstage to accept the Favorite Reality Award for 'Dance Moms' onstage during Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards held at The Forum on March 28, 2015 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

An approved person with a  documented license plate has to submit a request that includes the make and model of the car Abby will use when she's getting transported from Victorville to the halfway house in Van Nuys. Abby is not allowed to stop midway before she reaches the halfway home. 

Although the halfway house presents the former reality TV star with more freedom, the Victorville inmate said the BOP-operated facility is a "halfway house from hell." Radar Online reported that she will have to take a breathalyzer and a urine test once she reaches the facility. In addition to this, Abby will be assigned a bunk and won't be allowed to step out of the room until the officers there go through her information.

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Dance Coach Abby Lee Miller and Dancer Maddie Ziegler attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for MTV)

The inmate added that Abby will still have to operate under BOP rules so she may not be able to go home. However, she will have much more mobility than she did at Victorville correctional facility. 

In October 2015, Abby was found guilty on 20 counts of bankruptcy fraud and entered a guilty plea in June the following year. However, the court found that the former reality TV star attempted to hide $775,000 of income from Lifetime's hit reality TV shows, Dance Moms, Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition and multiple other projects. Chief Judge Joy Flowers Conti ordered the former dance coach to pay a $40,000 fine and serve two years probation after her time behind bars. 

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