Lauryn Hill began serving a three-month jail sentence today for tax evasion.
She is being housed in a minimum security prison in Connecticut, where she’ll live in dormitory-like quarters and is expected to “work jobs such as maintenance, food service or landscaping.”
Hill has maintained that she did not pay taxes in order to “protect her family” during a time where she’d completely dropped out of the music industry.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Sandra Moser acknowledged Hill’s creative talent and work on behalf of impoverished children but called Hill’s explanation for her actions “a parade of excuses centering around her feeling put upon” that don’t exempt her from her responsibilities.
After she is released from prison, she will be under parole supervision for a year, the first three months of which will be spent under home confinement.
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