Lauryn Hill opens up about prison life

Incarcerated R&B star LAURYN HILL has spoken out for the first time since she checked into jail earlier this month (Jul13), revealing she has received a "warm reception" from her fellow inmates.

The former Fugees singer was sentenced to three months behind bars after pleading guilty to three charges of failing to file her tax returns between 2005 and 2007.

She began her sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut on 8 July (13), and on Saturday (20Jul13), a friend of the star took to her tumblr.com page to tell fans Hill is "doing well" in jail.

The pal also includes a personal note from the musician which reads, "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 (sic), please know that they have been received, read, acknowledged, and appreciated."

After completing her stint behind bars, Hill will spend a further three months under house arrest and nine months on supervised release. She has also taken steps to rectify her financial problems - earlier this year (13) she paid off more than $900,000 in back taxes to settle her debts.

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