Lauryn Hill Writes First Letter From Prison, Says She Has Found Favor While In Jail

Lauryn Hill Court Appearance

38-year-old Lauryn Hill has penned her first letter from jail, since reporting to a minimum-security Federal Correctional Institution, Danbury earlier this month, for tax evasion. She wrote:

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 also shared thank you’s to thank the following people for their words of encouragement and support:

  1. Jessica Lucas, Victoria, BC
  2. Debbie J. Duncan, AL
  3. Bessie Williams, Henderson, NC
  4. King Solemon Kamali, Santa Clara, CA
  5. Jahi, Oakland, CA
  6. Candice Hughes, Las Vegas, NV
  7. Cherisse Pittman, Alpine, AL
  8. Joshua Curry, Benton, AR
  9. Ana Rodriguez, Cranston, RI
  10. Dr. Marcus Anthony Hunter, New Haven, CT
  11. Naty Marrufo, Seaside, CA
  12. Re Grace, Lake Forest, CA
  13. Carter Grant, New York, NY
  14. David Cruz, Hartford, CT
  15. Terryl Lee Elder, Jr., Ansonia, CT
  16. Sundiata Sadiq, Ossining, NY
  17. Daisy, Tannersville, PA
  18. Jerald Miller, New York, NY
  19. Sister Souljah, New York, NY
  20. Heidi Salcedo, Bethel, CT
  21. Devon Young, Newark, NJ
  22. Ralph Mitchell/Carthage Financial Group, Quincy, MA
  23. Patrick Lanary, New York, NY
  24. Tomeka Ramocan, Burlington, NJ
  25. Birk Paluzzi, Elmwood Park, IL
  26. Ms. Kirema Colbert, Hartford, CT
  27. Derek Singletary, Astoria, NY
  28. Steven Marcus, North Hollywood, CA
  29. Rashad Hawkins, Alpharetta, GA
  30. Diane L. Martin, Philadelphia, PA
  31. Shareen Arroyo, Charlotte, NC
  32. Mr. Daniel Aguilar, Brownsville, TX
  33. Nadisha Postell, Bronx, NY
  34. Claudia Bruno, Los Gatos, CA
  35. Ms. Mamie Scott, Reading, PA
  36. Maurad Ouazine, France
  37. Robert D. Boyd, Maricopa, AZ
  38. Aframerican Bookstore, Omaha, NE
  39. Dr. Cynthia Chapman

Lauryn is scheduled to serve  three months.