News: Lauryn Hill Speaks From Behind Prison Walls: "It Has Taken Some Adjustment"

Saturday, Jul 20, 2013 1:40PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Incarcerated singer Lauryn Hill has issued a public statement from prison nearly two weeks after turning herself in to serve a three-month bid for a tax-related conviction.

Although brief, Hill made sure to thank fans for their support and admitted she is still getting used to her new environment.

Ms. Hill has received a lot mail, and would like to let everyone know that she is doing well. She also asked me to pass along this message: "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" (Lauryn Hill's Tumblr)

Last week, details of Lauryn's first meal options behind bars surfaced online.

Lauryn Hill is living the PRISON HIGH LIFE ... at least compared to Aaron Hernandez -- and TMZ has the menu to prove it. Let's start with their first meals ... When Lauryn checked into Federal Correctional Institute in Connecticut on Monday to serve her 3-month sentence for tax evasion, she was served up with some tasty BBQ pulled pork with a side of carrots, peas and sweet potatoes. To wash it down: she was able to choose from an array of juices or milk. WHO'S HUNGRY? Compare that to Hernandez ... whose first meal at Bristol County Jail included scrambled eggs and grits, and chop suey with green beans and bread. Prison chop suey? No thanks. (TMZ)

The reports also claimed she would be kept around other inmates and have various work duties.

As for day-to-day life, Hill will do menial work like cleaning the grounds, educational department help, yard work, or working in the religious services department. At night, she's housed in barracks with other inmates so she can laugh and talk and have fun! Hernandez is being kept in a 3x5 cell for 21 hours a day, only allowed out for three hours a day, allegedly for his own safety. Oh ... and he's all alone in solitary confinement. Boooooring! So, what's the lesson here? If you're gonna break the law ... try not to (allegedly) murder a guy (or three) ... it's better that way. (TMZ)

After being sentenced over the spring, Lauryn officially started her prison bid on July 8.

Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill began serving a three-month prison sentence on Monday for failing to pay about $1 million in taxes over the past decade. Hill reported to federal prison in Danbury, said Ed Ross, a spokesman for the federal Bureau of Prisons. Inmates at the minimum security prison live in open dormitory-style living quarters and are expected to work jobs such as maintenance, food service or landscaping. (USA Today)

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