Lauryn Hill writes letter from jail thanking fans

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Lauryn Hill is behind bars but imprisonment hasn’t prevented her from sharing her thoughts.

It has been two weeks since the “Killing Me Softly” singer was sentenced to three months in jail for failing to pay close to $1 million in taxes over the past decade.

However, her time in prison has prompted fans to send letters of support. Now, Hill has written her own letter of thanks and published her note on her Tumblr page.

The beginning of the note mentions that “Ms. Hill has received a lot mail, and would like to let everyone know that she is doing well.”

A personal note from Ms. Hill follows. It 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, please know that they have been received, read, acknowledged, and appreciated. With Love back, MLH.

She then lists over 30 names of fans who have submitted letters to her and thanks these individuals for their “encouragement and support.”

The singer is currently in federal prison in Danbury, Conn. According to the Associated Press, she is residing in an open dormitory-style living quarter and working jobs such as maintenance, food service or landscaping.

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