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Lauryn Hill

Checks Into Prison

for 3 Month Tax Sentence

7/8/2013 8:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Ready or not ... Lauryn Hill has just reported to federal prison in Connecticut, where she will begin her 3 month sentence for tax evasion, TMZ has learned.

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.

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16.

NOT ELMO    

soooooooooo beautifulllllllllllllllllll

441 days ago
17.

karen    

Maybe this will help her.

441 days ago
18.

sf    

Lots of racist losers here. I guess TMZ has no commenting policy. Lots of idiots that don't know what they're talking about. There is no early release in fed prisons.

441 days ago
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kimkardashisatrainwreck    

She deserves what she gets. Thief,additionally, what a failure.

441 days ago
20.

kimkardashisatrainwreck    

Bye!! :)

441 days ago
21.

woodin    

Back in the day while with her group, anti-white comments surfaced that Lauryn vehemently denied ever making. Then she is prosecuted for tax evasion
and pulls the race card............karma

441 days ago
22.

Joao    

There are folks in prison for YEARS who owed a fraction of what Laura owes....
Our courts, our country is just SCREWED UP!!!

441 days ago
23.

Boogz    

Debt Prison Again. Taxes are a debt. So she deserves jail time for this debt??? You morons can't see past your nose. It's not about race but thats what they want you to think. It's about fear. You are a slave to your government and will never own anything.

441 days ago
24.

kitnplayn    

Would you go to jail for 3 months for 1.8 million dollars? You know she has it stached.

441 days ago
25.

notalawyer    

Where is the LOSER that always posts one cannot go to prison for failing to pay taxes?
They should DISBAR immediately UNLESS from NY and sometimes defends Lindsay Lohan

441 days ago
26.

Charles    

Us people of the Maafa must learn to see and observe the traps set to return one to slavery per the 13th Amendment. And for us to believe they are our friend makes us that much of a scapegoat and a sucker.

441 days ago
27.

Barbarascy    

People should pay their taxes. But you have a harder time putting pedophiles in jail. I'm not saying that Snipes and Hill should get off scot free. But I would rather have some of these rapists, murderers, and freaks in jail than people who didn't pay their taxes. Putting tax evaders in jail accomplishes nothing for public safety. Putting criminals in jail does. I think priorities are a little out of whack here.

441 days ago
28.

Curly    

In Mpls today a guy got 90 days for a hit and run of a bicyclist, and he killed her. Wow. I'm not saying it's right for her to do tax evasion, but laws are so screwy.

441 days ago
29.

Yui    

Why is it that the rich minority 1% don't wanna pay the fair share? Obama says pay for fair share

441 days ago
30.

Dorothy Ray    

We should talk about the banks, an wall street if anybody should go to Jail them greed you no what.

441 days ago
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