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Lauryn Hill checks into prison

Following one last weekend of Independence, rapper Lauryn Hill has checked herself into prison.

Lauryn Hill checks into prison

Hill pleaded guilty last year to not paying federal taxes on $1.8 million earned from 2005 to 2007. At that time, her attorney said she would pay more than $500,000 by the time of her sentencing. It was revealed Monday in court that Hill has paid $50,000. The South Orange resident got her start with The Fugees and began her solo career in 1998 with the acclaimed album "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill." (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Hill pleaded guilty last year to not paying federal taxes on $1.8 million earned from 2005 to 2007. At that time, her attorney said she would pay more than $500,000 by the time of her sentencing. It was revealed Monday in court that Hill has paid $50,000. The South Orange resident got her start with The Fugees and began her solo career in 1998 with the acclaimed album "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill." (AP Photo/Mel Evans) ASSOCIATED PRESS

Following one last weekend of Independence, Grammy-winning artist Lauryn Hill checked into prison Monday morning.

38-year-old Hill will serve a three-month sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Conn., where she will be housed with other inmates. A spokesman for the federal Bureau of Prisons shared Monday afternoon that inmates are expected to do work such as landscaping, food service or maintenance during their imprisonment periods.

The actress pleaded guilty in last summer for failing to pay close to $1 million in taxes over the course of the last decade. Ahead of her scheduled sentencing in New Jersey last month, the former Fugees singer made a song available on iTunes and paid her overdue taxes of more than $970,000. The last-minute attempt shaved the South Orange resident's potential 1-year jail stint down to 3-months. Hill will also serve an additional three months of house arrest after she's released from prison.

Rohan Marley, the father of five of Hill's six children, told TMZ that he would "be there for my kids" during the artist's stint behind bars.

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Hill posted an open letter to her Tumblr recently in which she ranted about the IRS and slavery. "I got into these very circumstances having to deal with the very energies of inequity and resistance that created and perpetuated these savage inequalities," she wrote.

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