Lauryn Hill has begun her sentence at Federal Correctional Institution.
Lauryn Hill was able to whittle her tax evasion sentence down to 3 months, as she successfully paid her $900,000 debt in full back in May. TMZ now reports that Hill has checked in and begun her prison bid at Federal Correctional Institution as of 11:15 AM EST.
The Danbury prison is a "minimum security type facility," where prisoners occupy "barracks type" cells.
Hill will be amongst the general population of inmates, as opposed to having an isolated stay.
Just before sentencing, Hill signed a million dollar recording contract with Sony. The deal allowed her to pay back her debt, but also means we will likely be hearing new music from her in the near future.
[UPDATE: Lauryn Hill Sends Out A Message To Fans Writing Her In Prison]
Lauryn Hill is currently serving her 3-month sentence in prison. A letter was posted on the singer's Tumblr recently which sends out thanks to the many fans who are writing her in prison, and updates us on how she's doing in there.
"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," Lauryn writes in her open letter.
Read the full note posted on Lauryn's page below
Ms. Hill has received a lot mail, and would like to let everyone know that she is doing well. She also asked me to pass along this message:
"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"