Lauryn Hill Released from Prison after Tax-Evasion Term
10/04/2013 AT 05:30 PM EDT
"She was released several days early based on a number of factors the Bureau of Prisons takes into consideration, including good behavior," her attorney Nathan Hochman tells PEOPLE. "She will now start today a one-year period of probation with three months of home confinement during that year."
The Grammy-winning singer was convicted in May of failing to pay nearly $1 million in taxes. She told the judge she had always meant to eventually pay the taxes, but was unable to during a period of time when she dropped out of the music business.
Hill hit it big in the '90s as a member of the hip-hop band The Fugees. Her debut solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill went multi-platinum and earned her several Grammys. She has just released a new single called "Consumerism."
"Ms. Hill is ready to get back to work," Chris Schwartz, the CEO of her label imprint Ruff House Records, tells PEOPLE.