Richard Hatch, the first-season winner of “Survivor,” has requested an early release from his in-home jail sentence for tax evasion so he can rejoin the show and win enough to pay back the IRS, but the judge said no.

Hatch, who collected the TV series’ first million-dollar prize, was convicted in January 2006 on three counts of tax evasion for failing to pay taxes on his $1 million winnings and about $400,000 in income from hosting a radio show and rental earnings. He was sentenced to 51 months in prison in July 2006.

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