Wesley Snipes is due to begin his three-year jail sentence on tax evasion charges this week, however……the “Blade” actor says that he is optimistic about his situation and is hoping for a miracle. Snipes, who is praying that he won’t have to turn himself in to a federal Pennsylvania prison this Thursday, told Larry King last night:

“We still have prayers out there, Larry, and we believe in miracles. Don’t send me up the river, yet. Any man would be nervous if his liberty was at stake,” Snipes told King when asked about going to jail. “Right now, I’m more upset and disappointed that the system seems to not be working for me.”

In April 2008, a Florida judge sentenced Snipes to three years in prison for willfully failing to file tax returns from 1999 to 2004 on a reported $38 million income. At the advice of delinquent tax advisers, Snipes escaped paying more than $15 million in income tax returns by sending money to overseas accounts.

Unless a miracle really does happen, Wesley Snipes will officially be a prison convict as of 12pm tomorrow. Good luck, Blade!