*Director Spike Lee is urged fans of his incarcerated friend Wesley Snipes to send letters of encouragement to the actor to keep his spirits up during his stint for tax evasion.

The filmmaker, who directed Snipes in “Jungle Fever,” visited the actor on Monday at the Pennsylvania prison where he is currently serving a three-year sentence, and revealed that Snipes is “in great shape mentally, physically and spiritually.”

However, Lee is still encouraging the actor’s fans to keep him entertained.

“Send Your Prayers And Blessings To Our Brother Mr.Wesley Snipes.Your Letters Will Mean The World To Him,” Lee tweeted today.

Snipes has always maintained his innocence and insists he was duped by tax advisors.