Mar 12, 2010

Bernie Madoff: what’s he up to now?

One year ago disgraced financier Bernie Madoff (pictured) pleaded guilty to a $65 billion Ponzi scheme and was sentenced to 150 years in prison.

So where is the 71-year-old Madoff now and what is he doing?

Madoff is a medium security inmate at Butner Federal Correctional Complex, a prison located about 45 miles northwest of Raleigh, North Carolina.

Other medium security inmates at Butner include Carmine John Persico, Jr. boss of the Columbo crime family and Jonathan Pollard a civilian United States Navy intelligence analyst convicted of spying for Israel.

Bernie Madoff sleeps on the lower bunk of a cell he shares with a drug offender. He spends about eight hours a day working in Butner's engraving section, making nameplates for desks and doors.

The prison's website lists his release date as November 14, 2139.


(click on picture to enlarge)