Wesley Snipes turns 50 in ‘Club Fed’
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Snipes was initially sentenced to McKeaon Federal Correctional Institution, a medium-security prison in northwest Pennsylvania. He is now at the adjacent prison camp, a minimum security "Club Fed," where he is known as inmate number 43355-018. According to E! Online, the camp houses around 290 white-collar inmates.
In 2008, Snipes was convicted of three misdemeanor counts of failing to file tax returns. He reported to prison on December 9, 2010.
While Snipes still has a little less than a year to go before his July 19, 2013 release, he is already planning a comeback. Earlier this year, he was visited by Oscar-nominated director Spike Lee. Lee took to Twitter to talk about the encounter.
"Yesterday I Went To McKean Federal Correctional Institute in West Hell,Pennsylvania To Spend 2 Great Hours With My Man Wesley Snipes," Lee wrote. "Mr.Snipes Is In Great Shape,Mentally,Physically& Spiritually.We Laughed& Joked For The Whole 2 Hour Visit.He Said When He Gets Out-It's On".
Snipes and Lee have worked together on several projects in the past. The two collaborated on "Jungle Fever" and "Mo' Better Blues." If you want to send Snipes a belated birthday card while he's a guest of the government, you can write to him in care of FPC McKean, P.O. Box 8000, Bradford, PA 16701.
Watch Wesley Snipes in a scene from 'Brooklyn's Finest' (2010):