Abby Lee Miller

Abby Lee Miller prepares herself for prison life; plans to surrender to a California prison next week

Abby Lee Miller is scheduled to start her prison sentence for bankruptcy fraud next week, and according to court documents, her request to serve out her time near her California home was approved.

Entertainment Tonight (ET) reports that Miller, well-known for her starring in the reality show, Dance Moms, was convicted of bankruptcy fraud last June. She was sentenced to one year in prison, followed by two years of probation. Earlier this year, she requested a prison close to her home in California, in lieu of of serving her time in Pennsylvania where she committed the crime.

A judge granted Miller’s request. She’s scheduled to turn herself into the FCI Victorville facility in Victorville, California, close to her San Bernardino home. She has to surrender by 2 p.m. on July 12.

In addition to her prison sentence and probation, Miller must also pay $40,000 and upon her release, live somewhere “approved by the probation officer” until her probation sentence is completed.

The reality star was initially supposed to start her prison sentence on June 30, but was granted a reprieve due to knee surgery.

Miller is still working, despite her upcoming prison stint. She recently wrapped up filming a Lifetime special on her legal troubles and prison sentence, and according to an undisclosed source, Miller “discussed everything” and “broke down a lot” while telling her story to a journalist who worked with her on the project.

Meanwhile, season 8 of Dance Moms, sans Miller, premieres on August 1 on Lifetime.

[Feature Photo: AP/Keith Srakocic, File]