Prison consultant and coach Jennifer Myers told us just why the release date for the Dance Moms star was postponed. Instead of being released as early as February 20, Abby Lee Miller is still serving time at the Federal Correctional Complex in Victorville.
Myers revealed that the reason has nothing to do with Abby.
Apparently, it’s all because there was a protocol shift at the Bureau of Prisons.
‘Basically, the prisons pay for inmates to go to halfway houses. In the past, let’s say each warden had a budget for 8 halfway house beds per month, they were often releasing twenty women to beds instead because they wanted to help get them out. But Mark Inch, the director of Federal Bureau of Prisons, started a crackdown on the budgets, and is making sure they do not go over budget anymore,’ the woman explained.
She then went on to say that ‘A warden has to approve a halfway house release. Abby got her official out date, it was February 20. She received a piece of paper that told her that and that she’d be going to the halfway house in Van Nuys.’
‘You have to make those plans in advance, but clearly, the prison went over budget so she could no longer be released.’
Of course, you can only imagine that Abby is fuming they kept her in the dark about the delay.
Shockingly enough, ‘Abby just did not get out, that is how she found out about it!’
‘It was a really upsetting thing for her over the weekend not to be able to talk to anyone and find out what was happening. It did not make any sense. She had her halfway house plan, and they just were not communicating with her that it was not happening anymore.’
The source explained that her early release date would be updated sometime soon, but just like this time, it’s not really a guarantee.
In addition, it is also unknown how long she will have to stay at the halfway house.