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    Lauryn Hill Begins Prison Sentence for Tax Evasion

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    Lauryn Hill has checked in.

    E! News confirms that the singer has begun her three-month stint in prison after arriving at the federal correctional institution in Danbury, Conn., this morning today to serve her sentence for failing to pay close to $1 million in taxes over the last decade.

    A spokesperson for the Federal Bureau of Prisons says the facility that Hill has checked into is a minimum-security facility where she will be housed with the general population.

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    According to ABC News, inmates at the minimum security prison are expected to work jobs such as maintenance, food service or landscaping; however, details as to how the star will spend her time at the correctional institution have not been revealed.

    After she is released from prison, she will be under parole supervision for a year, with the first three months spent under house arrest.

    The Fugees singer was sentenced to jail time in May despite paying off a court-ordered retribution sum of $554,000 that she owed the IRS and additional state taxes and penalties (totaling close to $1 million) prior to her hearing for tax-evasion charges in New Jersey.

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    However, E! News learned that the celeb faced a reduced sentence after the court considered her hefty payout and other deciding factors.

    Nathan Hochman, Hill's attorney, told E! News, "The Court today viewed the totality of Ms. Hill's circumstances—her incredible career, her decades of charitable works, her responsibilities to her six children, her full acceptance of responsibility for her actions, and her voluntary and full payment prior to sentencing of over $970,000 of back taxes owed—in rejecting the government's request for a 36 month prison sentence and sentencing Ms. Hill to 3 months of prison and 1 year of probation, 3 months of which to be spent in house arrest."

    Hill pleaded guilty to tax evasion charges in a federal court in New Jersey last year, admitting she snubbed the IRS of three years' worth of federal income taxes on more than $1.8 million that she earned between 2005 and 2007.

    —Reporting by Baker Machado

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