Wesley Snipes is no more a free man. The 48-year-old actor has traded three years of his free life for a prison bunk, courtesy of his tax evasion conviction way back in April 2008. Snipes has reported to a federal prison in Pennsylvania to begin serving the three-year sentence.
The actor, 48, was convicted in April 2008 of three misdemeanor counts of willful failure to file income taxes. After two years of unsuccessful appeals, Snipes accepted his fate and, on Thursday, turned in his street clothes for a prison uniform at the McKean Federal Correctional Institution in Lewis Run, Pa. Snipes will eventually settle into the adjacent minimum security prison camp, according to Federal Bureau of Prison spokesman Edmond Ross, ABC News reports. Ross added that Snipes, who surrendered around noon on Thursday, was processed “without incident” and will be assigned a bunk after he completes inmate orientation.
It’s a strange situation because the man who literally sent shivers down our spines in the movie Blade has admitted that he is nervous about going to prison. Anyway, it’s not his fault because the real world is far uglier than the reel world. Here’s wishing him a smooth ride ahead.