Heard on the news just now that the gov is seeking the max for Wesley Snipes tax evasion..... 3 years in prison. Does this seem ridiculous to anyone else? Overlooking the right/wrong of the tax code and the IRS for now... We convict him of not giving us enough money, so we're going to spend 50k plus per year to put him in prison and remove him from society when he isn't a danger to anyone. What would make more sense is to take more of his money. It reminds me of the Martha Stuart ordeal.... WHY IN THE @! would we spend lots of money to remove people from our midst who aren't any danger to us? All it did to Martha was give her a good book deal and make her lots more money. She wasn't a danger to anyone, or society as a whole, and neither is Wesley. I just don't think there is ever a reason to imprison someone unless they pose a threat to the rest of us. It's expensive and unnecessary, but then, I guess the gov needs all the excuses they can come up with to milk us for more tax money for all their corrections programs.