Wesley Snipes reports to prison



    After a failed attempt to delay his sentence, Wesley Snipes is behind bars in Pennsylvania.

     

    After a failed attempt to delay his sentence, Wesley Snipes is behind bars in Pennsylvania.
     
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    Associated Press reports that Wesley reported to Federal Correctional Institution McKean on Thursday morning to begin his three-year sentence for tax evasion. He arrived just before the noon deadline to turn himself in.
     
    The Brooklyn’s Finest actor is now one of 300 non-violent inmates at the minimum-security prison in Lewis Run, Pennsylvania. He’ll be subject to five daily head counts—three of which will happen overnight. All that tallying may be necessary considering that McKean doesn’t have any fences.


     
    Despite Wesley’s celebrity, a rep for the prison assures that he won’t receive any special treatment. "We recognize that he is high profile, but we treat all our inmates the same," McKean Spokeswoman Shirley White told the AP.


     
    That policy includes his pay rate in prison. Supposedly, Wesley will only be making pennies an hour for doing different chores while incarcerated. 

     
    On Wednesday, he made a final attempt to postpone his sentence by filing a motion for a new trial. In it he stated that he didn’t want to go to prison in the middle of the holiday season because he has four young kids, but a judge denied his request.


     

     

    – Sonya Eskridge

     

     

     

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