Barbara Walters told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Thursday that she interviewed Madoff for two hours at the prison in Butner, N.C., where he’s serving a 150-year sentence. No cameras were allowed in the prison. Walters said Madoff told her he thought about suicide before being sent to prison, but since he’s been there he no longer thinks about it. Walters quoted Madoff as saying: “I feel safer here (in prison) than outside. I have people to talk to, no decisions to make. I know I will die in prison. I lived the last 20 years of my life in fear. Now, I have no fear because I’m no longer in control.” [AP, earlier]

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  1. Posted by Financial_Servicer | October 27, 2011 at 12:12 PM

    Knowing where you're going to die is the NKI.

  2. Posted by derp | October 27, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    The words of a man who knows whose pants his next meal is coming from.

  3. Posted by B. Moynihan | October 27, 2011 at 12:29 PM

    Sounds like heaven.

  4. Posted by Raj | October 27, 2011 at 12:31 PM

    Thats all great, but what about the mayo situation in the joint?

  5. Posted by Berns Sweatpants '91 | October 27, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    I've lived the last 20 years of my life in fear that my owner would go on another ski trip and use me to display his manhood during a botched game of charades.

  6. Posted by Justin | October 27, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    I guess he's a bottom.

  7. Posted by Blew out | October 27, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    It's true though, when you've nothing left to lose it can be a liberating feeling.

  8. Posted by Merritt Parkway | October 27, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    If I was with Ruth I'd consider suicide ALL the time.

  9. Posted by R. Gere | October 27, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Knowing what died inside you is the AKI

  10. Posted by T Bone | October 27, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    That mustard stain never gets old.

  11. Posted by Hector | October 27, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    He can pull off the biggest Ponzi scheme in history but when he tries to kill himself all he ends up doing is oversleeping?

  12. Posted by Jay | October 27, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Well, we lost control too, but the fear is still definitely there.

    – UBS Risk Management

  13. Posted by WCrasher | October 27, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    knowing you'll never get a peice of choot is the NKI

  14. Posted by guest | October 27, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    I really wanted to buy those socks in the auction but couldn´t get to NY on time…

  15. Posted by JJ's Ghost | October 27, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Freedom is just another word, for nothin' left to lose (hic)

  16. Posted by Sally Jo | October 27, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    Um, is it just me or do you think something isn't quite right with the sweat pants?

  17. Posted by Comp'd | October 27, 2011 at 2:22 PM

    Roger that.

    –Whitney Tilson

  18. Posted by Attention to detail | October 27, 2011 at 2:22 PM

    At least use the correct "your." Fucking imbecile.

  19. Posted by guest | October 27, 2011 at 2:24 PM
  20. Posted by Kegels123 | October 27, 2011 at 3:12 PM

    Rocking male camel toe is the NKI

  21. Posted by signsanssignified | October 27, 2011 at 3:40 PM

    It's nice to know that we've all contributed to the costs of Madoff's psychotherapy treatment (i.e., nirvana achieved via lifetime incarceration) via the legal system.

  22. Posted by Guest | October 27, 2011 at 4:09 PM


  23. Posted by MeVC | October 27, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    I hope as part of his internet access he gets

  24. Posted by Robert Moore | October 27, 2011 at 4:14 PM


    You made a mistake in the tags….should be: unhappy he gets no clams

  25. Posted by Guest | October 27, 2011 at 4:42 PM

    not even close bro….

  26. Posted by MeVC | October 27, 2011 at 5:54 PM

    I think the uniboob chick's surgeon operated on Bernie's balls.

  27. Posted by Moneta Guy | October 30, 2011 at 5:58 AM

    Tell me bro how to deal with… Im so fucked up.

    SocGen Head of Risk Management