Lauryn Hill enters prison to start Tax Evasion Sentence
Hill, who is 38, was sentenced this past May for not paying taxes on over $1.8 million in earnings between the years 2005 and 2007.
A Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesperson said that Hill had reported to a Danbury, Connecticut prison that is minimum security.
Following her release, Hill will have parole supervision for 12 months, with the first three of the 12 months spent in home confinement.
A prison spokesperson said Hill would be housed with the prison’s general population in Danbury at a Federal Correctional facility.
Prisoners in that prison live in dormitory style open living quarters. The inmates have to work in jobs that include landscaping, food service and maintenance.
After she pleaded guilty to evading taxes last year, the singer’s lawyer sought probation for Hill, arguing the charitable work she performed, her family circumstances and that at a later date she had paid all the back taxes owed. The lawyer felt all those factors merited consideration for just probation.
During the sentencing, Hill spoke of how she intended to pay her taxes but was unable to after ending her career in music to raise her kids.
Hill started singing with The Fugees a hip hop group when she was a teenager prior to her releasing her debut solo album in 1998.
That album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill won five Grammys and sold over 19 million copies across the globe.