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Abby Lee Miller Focused on Improving Self From Prison

After years of shocking (and entertaining) Dance Moms viewers, the world was stunned when dance instructor, Abby Lee Miller, was sent to jail for bankruptcy fraud. While many outlets shared videos of her openly weeping as she reported to jail to serve her one year and one day sentence, a recent update shows that she’s actually doing well.


Miller, who has been incarcerated for six months now, posted a photo of herself on Instagram Sunday wearing a prison uniform as she spent time with some of her visitors. Immediately, it’s obvious that she’s lost a considerable amount of weight but there’s more to it than that. The woman who became famous for her angry outbursts looks incredibly happy in the picture.

For clarity, Miller included the following caption:

Sometimes in life you make mistakes 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 been 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.

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

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 )
#abbyleemiller #abbylee #dancemoms#dance #aldc

The 51-year-old has been in the Victorville Federal Correctional Institution in California since July 2017 and is, reportedly, feeling “great” after losing about 100lbs. While she had expressed fear that she might be beaten or raped in prison, she also seemed ready to accept responsibility for her actions. “I made mistakes and I trusted people, but ultimately I have to take responsibility,” she said.

As she mentioned in her caption, no dates for her release have been confirmed but it is widely speculated that she could leave prison sometime in February 2018.

Abby Lee Miller Focused on Improving Self From Prison

Jeanne Croteau

Jeanne has been a celebrity blogger for eight years and also teaches psychology at the college level. In addition to her passion for mental health, she is an avid reader, hockey fan and mother of four.

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Croteau, J. (2018). Abby Lee Miller Focused on Improving Self From Prison. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 11, 2020, from


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