By Mirembe Martina
Lauryn Hill has gone to prison to begin her three month jail sentence for tax evasion.
The ex-Fugees vocalist and solo artist reported to Federal Correctional Institute in Danbury yesterday, Monday in Connecticut, to begin her three month jail sentence. The prison is a minimum security prison that holds criminals in “barracks-type housing,” according to TMZ.
The 38-year-old singer won’t receive any special treatment from prison officials. Hill on June 28, 2012 pleaded guilty to three counts of tax evasion for not reporting $1.8 million she earned between 2005 and 2007 and was given until May 3 to pay $500,000 if she wanted to avoid jail time. “This is not someone who stands before the court penniless,” said Judge Madeline Cox Arleo during the April 22nd trial.
“My intention has always been to get this situation rectified,” she wrote on her Tumblr. “When I was working consistently… I filed and paid my taxes. This only stopped when it was necessary to withdraw from society, in order to guarantee the safety and well-being of myself and my family.”