Abby Lee Miller Admits She's 'Petrified' of How Inmates Will Treat Her in Prison

Earlier this month, former Dance Moms star, Abby Lee Miller might have surrendered herself to authorities to begin her 366-day prison sentence, but in a pre-prison interview, she reveals is she "petrified" of the treatment she will receive.

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As reported by Entertainment Tonight, Miller tells The View's Jedediah Bila in Lifetime's documentary, Dance Moms: Abby Tells All, airing Tuesday, that she is worried about saying too much in fear inmates will see the interview and use information to her disadvantage.

"I've been told not to talk about it because once they know, when they see this and they know, that's what they'll go after," she says, tearfully. "So, you know, I am petrified."

When Bila asks Miller about enduring the possibility of physical abuse in prison, Miller gets emotional and reveals it's not something she thinks about, saying, "I've kind of blocked it out. It's definitely something that I'm terrified of, yes."

The 50-year-old reality star goes on to share that you can't really prepare for something like this despite her being a "can-do" girl.

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The conservative Catholic goes on to reveal how she's been praying for "guidance" and if she's "doing the right thing" during this difficult time.


Miller began her sentence on July 12, at the FCI Victorville facility in Victorville, California. She was found guilty of bankruptcy fraud in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Dance Moms: Abby Tells All airs Tuesday at 9 p.m. EST on Lifetime.