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Lauryn Hill Pens Letter to Fans from Prison

Lauryn Hill
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Earlier this month, Lauryn Hill began serving her prison sentence for tax evasion. The former Fugees star was sentenced to three months in the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut, for failing to pay taxes on approximately $1 million in earnings over the past decade.

Known to use Tumblr to share her thoughts on various topics, Ms. Hill made her first post from prison yesterday (July 20). In it, she wrote that despite a brief adjustment period, she’s enjoyed a warm welcome from fellow inmates. Lauryn also thanked her fans for all their letters and well wishes.

Read Lauryn’s letter below.

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

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