DMX gets 1 year prison sentence. Yes DMX is gone to jail for 1 year. Hopefully this will be what the doctor ordered to help X get his life back on track. Prosecutors wanted him to get 5 years for owing 1.7 million in taxes but the judge only gave him 1 year. DMX also had a few heartfelt words he said to the judge and did another unusual thing in court that may have helped get the lighter sentence. Read below to see what he said and did.