American Greed: Madoff special.....
Well I just finished watching a special that American Greed did tonight. It went off the air at 2:am. They showed a special about Bernie Madoff and his life in prison. It was interesting, but I wouldn't call it a prison at all. They sent him to Butner, NC federal correctional facility. It's about 45 miles northwest of Raleigh,NC. Some of the inmates call it the "fluffy compound". The place looks like a country club resort. One imate there is called the blind sheik whom bombed the world trade center in 1993 under bin laden's orders. Another well know inmate is the former head of the Columbo family of the NY mob. These guys are basicly treated like hotel guests instead of inmates at a prison. Madoff still shows no remorse at all for what he did. The best part is that he thinks he can get parole. It hasn't sunk in on him yet. He would be 201 years old the day he gets released and when it does sink in Madoff will hit concrete. One inmate who wished to remain hidden on the show, said that Madoff was and is treated like a celebrity since his arrival. He was giving stock tips to inmates which I find to be classless to say the least. What bums me out more than anything is the fact that they call this place a prison. They even named it after a few colleges in the reigon.