Lauryn Hill Begins 3-Month Prison Sentence For Tax Evasion

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On May 6 Lauryn Hill was sentenced to three months in prison after pleading guilty to tax evasion charges and on Monday (July 8) she checked into a a federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut to begin her time.

According to AP, inmates at the prison live reside in open dormitory-style spaces, where they are expected to hold jobs in departments such as food service and maintenance.

Last year the Hill admitted that she “intentionally and willingly” ignored her responsibility to file yearly tax returns on more than $1.5 million of income between 2005 and 2007, was also sentenced to an additional three months of home confinement, according to The Associated Press. She was also accused by in native New Jersey of failing to pay more than $446,000 in state taxes, though her attorney confirmed to the AP that Hill had already paid more than $970,000 to satisfy her federal and state tax liabilities.