It’s been roughly two weeks into singer/songwriter Lauryn Hill’s three month prison sentence for tax evasion at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut, and she has already received an outpouring of fan support. The singer has taken to Tumblr to share her gratitude and personally thanking supporters by name in this message:
“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, please know that they have been received, read, acknowledged, and appreciated. With Love back, MLH”
This isn’t the first time Lauryn Hill has posted messages on Tumblr regarding her her recent trials and tribulations. In a recent open letter to the IRS she expressed her emotions upon being sentenced, “I shuddered during sentencing when I kept hearing the term ‘make the IRS whole’… make the IRS whole, knowing that I got into these very circumstances having to deal with the very energies of inequity and resistance that created and perpetuated these savage inequalities.”
The singer will serve a mandatory three-month sentence at the Danbury Correctional Facility in addition to three-months of house arrest.