Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill released from federal prison
By Greg Botelho, CNN
updated 4:18 PM EDT, Fri October 4, 2013
Lauryn Hill still faces three months of home confinement and a year of supervised probation for her conviction for failing to pay federal income tax.
- NEW: Lawyer: Hill got out a few days early due to "good behavior," among other factors
- Lauryn Hill is released from a federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut
- She still faces months of home confinement and supervised probation
- The Grammy winner pleaded guilty to failing to pay her federal taxes
(CNN) -- Lauryn Hill walked free from a federal prison Friday and -- if she has her way -- back into the musical spotlight.
The Grammy-winning artist was released from a low-security all-female facility in Danbury, Connecticut, according to federal prison records. She'd been incarcerated for the past three months for failing to pay federal income taxes.
The 38-year-old still faces restrictions, though: three months of home confinement and a year of supervised probation. She'd also been ordered to pay penalties and the taxes she owed. Her lawyer, Nathan Hochman, said Hill has since fully paid her taxes.
Hochman confirmed his client left the western Connecticut prison, as well as the fact she started her home confinement and probation on Friday.
The singer got out several days earlier than planned due to various factors, "including good behavior," Hochman said.
On the same day of her release from prison, Hill released a new song called "Consumerism" -- a fast-moving track that puts the spotlight on various -isms, such as skepticism and narcissism -- via her official Tweeter feed. According to the linked page, "she wanted to get this music out while she was incarcerated, as it is a product of the space she was in while she was going through some of the challenges she has been faced with recently."
Edited by india100 - Oct 04 2013 at 4:20pm