Today Hill began serving a three-month prison sentence in Danbury. Connecticut for failing to pay about $1 million in taxes over ten years. The prison is minimum security – where inmates live in dorm-li8ke rooms and have to work a job along the lines of maintenance, food service or yard work. Her attorney’s efforts to land a probation sentence went unmet. In fact, she’ll have probation for a year AFTER the sentence, which includes three months under home confinement upon release.
It’s a far cry from her more glorious days with the Fugees and her multiplatinum 1998 solo album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
Hill pleaded guilty last year in New Jersey to failing to pay taxes on more than $1.8 million earned from 2005 to 2007. Her sentencing also includes unpaid state and federal taxes in 2008 and 2009, bringing the total to about $2.3 million.