Lauryn Hill Pens Letter From Prison: “It Has Taken Some Adjustment”


Lauryn Hill is in the middle of her three-month jail sentence for tax evasion. The 38-year-old Fugees singer reported to the minimum security Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut on July 8.

Since entering the facility, Hill has received several letters of support. In response, Ms. Hill has penned an update on her prison life, calling it an “adjustment” but noting the “general warm reception.” The note was posted on Hill’s Tumblr page along with a list of 39 names she’d like to thank personally for their words of encouragement.

“I have known since very young to look for the purpose and lesson in everything, including the trials,” began the “Ex-Factor” singer’s note. “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”