Madoff Arrives at Posh Prison

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 14, 2009 1:16 PM CDT
Madoff Arrives at Posh Prison
The Butner Federal Correctional Complex is seen in Butner, NC, Monday, July 13, 2009.   (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Bernie Madoff has reached his destination for the next 150 years or so. Clad in a blue jumpsuit, the fraudulent financier arrived at Butner Federal Correctional Complex in North Carolina just before noon today, ABC News reports. But the 71-year-old can take heart, because he “hit the inmate lottery,” by being assigned to Butner, according to one federal sentencing attorney.

The medium security lockup he’ll reside in is “one of the crown jewels of the federal prison system,” he continued. “It looks and feels like a college campus.” The prison is full of white collar criminals, often gets interns from UNC and Duke, and has a good staff. “And I always say happy staff makes for happy inmates.” (More Bernard Madoff stories.)

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