News: Ready Or Not, Lauryn Hill Throws The Prison Shackles On
Monday, Jul 8, 2013 3:25PM
Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill is reportedly now a member of a federal correctional institution in Connecticut where she will complete a three-month prison sentence.
According to reports, Hill turned herself in late Monday (July 8) morning.
Officials tell TMZ ... the former Fugees singer was booked into the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury at 11:15 AM EST. We're told the FCI is a "minimum security type facility" where inmates live in "barracks type" housing.We're also told 38-year-old Hill will not be isolated in the facility -- and will be housed with the general population. As we previously reported, Hill pled guilty last year to three counts of tax evasion for failing to file returns on $1.8 million she earned from 2005 to 2007. (TMZ)
Shocked by the news Hill had to do time behind bars, Brooklyn rapper Foxy Brown recently promised to reach out to her and have a conversation prior to the sentence beginning.
"This is definite? My girl Lauryn is about to go to jail? What a lot of people don't know is me and Lauryn had a lot of late night talks. Yes, yes. My blood cousin is one of Lauryn's best friends," Foxy explained in an interview. "She's one of the ones besides Jay that said, 'I don't want you to change that dancehall hip-hop. Please don't ever change that. I need that, I need that, I need that.' I told her, 'I need you. We're the two dark skin [stars]. We're the ones that kicked the door down. I need 'you' to be okay.' Lauryn, whoa, that just kind of, wow. I'm definitely going to call her. Definitely." ("The Combat Jack Show")
Brown also recalled having to serve nearly an entire year in jail back in 2008 and predicted how Hill would cope.
"You can't prepare for going into commissary with 400 other girls, having two outfits for the entire year, two jail suits. You're shackled like criminals. This is real. We were shackled. When you're going to a visit, you have to be completely shackled. Literally, it's, oh Lord. Wow. [Did anyone step to me in jail?] No -- the girls loved me. I had the one or two CO's that'd hate because I had a million letters and then they would [do random searches] and go through every letter. Stuff like that." ("The Combat Jack Show")
Despite paying off the debt, Lauryn still received prison time when she appeared in court a couple months ago.
Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill was sentenced Monday in New Jersey to 3 months in prison on federal tax charges. Hill pleaded guilty last year to not paying federal taxes on $1.8 million earned from 2005 to 2007. A judge two weeks ago said Hill had paid only about $50,000 of more than $500,000 she owes. She faced up to a year in prison on each of three counts. Her attorney was seeking probation for her. (ABC Local)