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Does Abby Lee Miller Deserve Another Chance?

Photo via Miller's Instagram

If you're wondering how Abby Lee Miller, the former reality star of "Dance Moms," is doing behind bars, she recently gave the world an update.


Over the weekend, Miller, 51, shared a photo on Instagram of herself with friends inside Victorville Federal Correctional Institution in California. The photo, showing a smiling (much thinner) Miller, has since been removed, but here was the caption, as reported by several news outlets:

"Sometimes in life you make mistakes," she stated. "I trusted the wrong people and didn't pay any attention to things I should of. I'm more than sorry for the mistakes I have made. My world flipped upside down when I had to enter prison. I did so with grace, the stories you read about me being a princess are untrue. I have made friends with both inmates and staff, I've tried to better myself, participated in anything offered to me and I am a better person for this experience."

Miller, who's allegedly lost over 100 pounds, pled guilty last June after being indicted on fraud charges in 2015 and began her sentence in July. Recent reports also stated Miller would be released early from her one-year-and-a-day prison sentence on February 20, but she cleared up those rumors in the same Instagram post:

"All the press stories and speculation are not entirely correct however, I am feeling hopeful but no dates have been confirmed at this time," she said.

She ended the post with, "I am feeling great and ready to turn over a new leaf. Thank you so much to everyone for your support especially my nearest and dearest I love you all (and yes this is me in prison)."

No matter your opinion of Abby Lee Miller as a teacher and studio owner, do you think she deserves another chance?

Here's a report from "Inside Edition" featuring the doctor who performed Miller's gastric surgery prior to her sentence:

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