Earlier this month, Lauryn Hill reported to prison where she began a three-month jail term for tax evasion.
For any and all who are concerned about how the former Fugees member is doing, a letter has been released, one Hill wrote while in prison for the past few weeks. The letter reads:
“I have known since very young to look for the purpose and lesson in everything, including the trials. Although it has taken some adjustment, I cannot deny the favor I have encountered while in here, and general warm reception from a community of people who despite their circumstances, have found unique ways to make the best of them. Thank you for the letters of concern and well wishes that I receive in the mail every day. Although I may not be able to write everyone back, please know that they have been received, read, acknowledged, and appreciated. With love back, MLH.”
Lauryn Hill began her prison sentence on July 8 in Danbury, Connecticut. She is serving her sentence at a minimum-security facility. Inmates there often live in open, dormitory-style housing and typically work maintenance, food service and landscaping jobs while incarcerated.
Hill pleaded guilty last year for tax evasion on more than $1.8 million of income generated from 2005 to 2007.