The 36 months prison time for Actor Wesley Snipes is an example of American Justice gone wrong. 3 YEARS FOR NOT FILING TAX TETURNS IS A PRACTICE IN WILD HYPERBOLE FROM THE AMERICAN JUDICIAL SYSTEM. You can get away with murder in Hollywood. You can stay out of jail if you kill your wife, your mistress, the waitress you met last night. But you can go to jail if you return to the goverment all the money in the back taxes you own, convicted for misdemeanors, you are black, and your name is Wesley.