Abby Lee Miller is being released from federal prison after completing seven months of her sentence. The former "Dance Moms" instructor began serving time at the Victorville Federal Correctional Institution in Victorville, California, on July 12, 2017. She had entered a guilty plea on June 27, 2016, after she was indicted on 20 counts of fraud in October 2015.

Miller is being released early for good behavior. Even so, she is not going free. She will go to a Halfway House and had to follow protocol in preparation for her release.

What's next?

According to Radar Online, Miller has to serve the remainder of her 366-day sentence at a Bureau of Prisons halfway house in Van Nuys.

This might sound like a good thing, but the halfway house has stricter rules than the 51-year-old inmate had in the federal prison.

Miller had to describe 60 days in advance of her release what she was going to wear on the day she leaves the federal prison. Her description had to be very detailed, including the size, type, color, and any other details concerning her outfit and underwear. She requested a simple outfit to cover her body that is 100 pounds fewer than what it was seven months ago when she first went to prison. She also requested a simple pair of shoes. She will be able to take her personal items she bought from the commissary.

Abby will need a driver to take her from the prison to the halfway house.

The person will have to provide information about the car and license plate. The car carrying Miller is not allowed to stop anyplace during the four or five-hour trip to the house. The only exception is that the car is allowed to use a drive-thru for fast food on the way so Miller can get a snack.

The halfway house

Abby will have to make another adjustment during her transition at the halfway house.

Resources say that will not be a piece of cake. She will have to get used to a different environment that has been described as much worse than the federal prison where she is leaving. The rules are stricter and the food is said to be awful. She will be assigned to a bunk with a mattress, two sheets, and one pillowcase.

When she first arrives at the house, she has to take a breathalyzer and a urine test.

Miller will have to stay in her room for the first few days while her paperwork is being processed. After the required paperwork has been processed, the newly released inmate from Victorville will be given more instructions because she will still be under the rules of the Federal Bureau of Prisons.