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Lauryn Hill Finishes 3-Month Prison Term for Tax Evasion

Lauryn Hill Released from Prison after Tax-Evasion Term

Originally posted 10/04/2013 05:30PM

Lauryn Hill was released from a federal prison in Connecticut on Friday after serving a three-month sentence for tax evasion.

"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.

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