Inside Wesley Snipes' Life Behind Bars
He's scheduled to enter prison today to serve a 3-year sentence
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 9, 2010 10:06 AM CST
In a Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009 file photo, actor Wesley Snipes poses during the photo call for the film "Brooklyn's Finest" at the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.   (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)

(Newser) – Wesley Snipes enters prison in Pennsylvania today to serve a three-year sentence for tax evasion—and though the minimum-security McKean prison camp isn't exactly a five-star resort, it's not as bad as it could be. The AP gives details on what his life will be like:

  • No fences: But he will submit to five daily head counts, three of which are overnight.
  • Living quarters: He'll have a two-man room in the barracks, where the other 300 nonviolent inmates live.
  • Daily schedule: Wake-up time is 6:35am, and jobs are performed for seven hours per day.
  • Conjugal visits: He'll have to limit himself to just a kiss in the visitors room.

  • Money: He can earn pennies an hour by doing laundry or other chores, and is allowed to spend $290 a month at the commissary.
  • Entertainment: Double-feature movies are shown Friday through Sunday, but no R-, NC-17-, or X-rated films are screened.
  • Exercise: Sand volleyball, indoor basketball, exercise machines, badminton, bocci, and bridge will be available to him.
  • Medical facilities: The copay at the infirmary is only $2.
  • Church: Almost any group you can think of, including Wiccans, hold weekly meetings.
Click for more, including why Snipes failed to pay taxes—or watch his Tuesday night appearance on Larry King Live.

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Kookey90
Dec 10, 2010 12:24 AM CST
Isn't it ironic that Snipes will now be taken care of by American tax dollars for the next three year; he should be made to pay for his stay in jail.
Proletariat
Dec 9, 2010 8:53 PM CST
Doesn't he fight with Ving Rhames for the title of undisputed? Oh wait, that's the plot of one of his movies.
billbobaggins
Dec 9, 2010 12:56 PM CST
"Inside his life behind bars"? LOL...he's been there, what, three days?