Updated March 16, 2018, 9:50 a.m. PT: Abby Lee Miller’s already shortened prison sentence has been reduced once again. Though she was sentenced to a full year behind bars, Miller was scheduled to be released on June 21, almost a month shy of a year from when she began her sentence. Now, the Federal Bureau of Prisons has told reporters her updated release date is May 25, almost another month early.
But Miller has been hard at work while behind bars, taking classes to help prepare her for life outside of prison. It sounds like she’s been a model inmate, so it isn’t too surprising she’s set to get out a little early. Now all that remains to be seen is how long it’ll be before she gets back on TV.
Original story (published Dec. 19, 2017): We may not have heard too much from Abby Lee Miller since she started her sentence in federal prison, but that doesn’t mean she hasn’t been busy. The former star of Dance Moms has been taking a lot of classes while behind bars, preparing her for being über-productive once she gets released.
Us Weekly reports that Miller has already completed a prison release preparation program, which gives inmates the information they need to successfully prepare for being released from the system. She’s also reportedly received certificates in personal finance and real estate by completing Adult Continuing Education classes.
Miller was sentenced in May after being convicted of bankruptcy fraud and bringing $120,000 from Australia into the U.S. without reporting it to customs. She was ordered to complete a 366-day prison sentence, which she began serving in July at a federal prison in Victorville, California. She was also fined $40,000 in addition to the $120,000 judgment, and she’ll face two years of supervised release once she gets out of prison.
Spending time behind bars isn’t stopping Miller from thinking about her career. She previously told Us Weekly that once she’s released, she wants to get right back to work.
“I hope to come out and have a new TV show, a scripted show that I’ve created,” she said. “And it’s kind of, you know, a teenage show where Dance Moms leaves off, what should happen next, because I know what should happen next.”
Whether the show will actually happen is a big mystery, but with more than half of her prison sentence still left to complete, Miller probably won’t be back on TV anytime soon.