"Other inmates will want to get to know him and shake his hand and claim to be friends with him," said Webster. "But the bureau will treat him like any other inmate. He's not the first celebrity to go to prison."
One thing that Snipes won't be able to do behind bars is conduct any sort of business, so his career on the silver screen will certainly be put on hold, said Webster.
"High-profile clients don't seem to get that when they're in prison they can't conduct business of any kind, and that's how most of them get in trouble," said Webster, who said that all inmates' phone calls are monitored.
He recommends Snipes not only get a full medical examination before entering prison but also that he turns over any business matters to his attorney or partners.
Still, wherever Snipes ends up, it won't be much like the facilities featured on television programs such as "Oz" or "Law and Order."
"Most people know a lot about prisons from what they see on television," said Webster. "They would never make a movie about a federal prison camp because there's not much drama in watching a bunch of fat, middle-aged guys sitting around playing cribbage."