‘Girls Incarcerated’ Star Dies at Age 22

Aubrey Wilson.
Courtesy Aubrey Wilson/Facebook

It was a tragic loss. Girls in prisonAubrey Wilson, an alumnus of the University of Arkansas, died at age 22 following a long battle against substance abuse. Her family confirmed that.

Wilson’s grandmother Robin Waters confirmed the news to In TouchMonday, October 10, when she announced that her granddaughter had died on September 30. “We are devastated. I am a private person, but this is a little different,” Waters said in a statement. “I want all the people who loved her to find some comfort in the fact that she is at peace. And maybe it could help someone else who is in that position.”

The former Netflix star’s cause of death isn’t yet known, but Waters said Wilson is believed to have died of a fentanyl or heroin overdose. According to season 1, the Indiana native was a victim of drug addiction for many years. Girls Incarcerated: Young and Locked-Up.

The show’s inaugural season, which debuted in March 2018, followed several teen girls who were inmates at the Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility in Madison, Indiana. Wilson was originally sentenced in 2016 to six months imprisonment in the institution. Wilson was originally sentenced to six-months in 2016 and she spent nine months at the facility. She also completed a substance abuse program.

Wilson fled to Michigan City, Indiana, days after her release. Waters advised Wilson to avoid taking unnecessary risks when she returned home.

Wilson stayed mostly out of the spotlight following his arrest Girls in prison, which was a second season that featured a different set. In June 2018, she answered fan questions during an Instagram Live while under house arrest, telling followers that she’d been arrested three times since her time on the show.

The former reality star was active online and, according to her Facebook profile she graduated from Ivy Tech Community College last summer.

Girls Incarcerated are also starred Brianna Guerra, Paige Mcatee, Heidi Lakin, Taryn Twine, Armani Buckner, Sarah MaxwellAnd Najwa Pollard. The Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility was closed months before the premiere of the show.

According to the Madison Courier, the institution did not have enough “students” — as they were called instead of “inmates” — to justify keeping its doors open. After the institution’s closure in October 2017, all remaining students were sent to LaPorte Juvenile correctional Facility in LaPorte.

In one episode of Girls in prisonJohn Galipeau, Madison superintendent explained the differences between the facility’s operation and a traditional prison. “Madison is a maximum security facility that gets girls from all over the state,” he explained. “Their offenses range from small-time drug possessions, breaking and entering, armed robbery, aggravated assaults and weapons charges. Most of the girls here, they’re not sentenced to do a certain amount of time, they’re sentenced to complete a program.”