Lauryn Hill reported to prison earlier this month, where she is currently serving a three-month sentence for tax evasion. She took the time to check in with her fans and update them on her progress.
In a letter on her Tumblr page, the Fugees frontwoman said that although it took her some time to adjust, she is doing well. She has been treated favorably and has been getting along with her fellow inmates.
“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,” said Ms. Hill.
In the short time that she’s been behind bars, she has received a lot of mail and expressed her gratitude to those who took the time to send their words of encouragement. She also thanked individual fans who wrote her letters.
Lauryn is serving her time at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut, described as a “minimum security type facility” where inmates live in “barracks type” housing.
Read her note below.
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”