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]

Last June, Auburn resident Ikenna Njoku purchased his first home, a very exciting event in his life. As a first time buyer, he also qualified for a rebate on his tax return, which he was also pretty pleased about, especially since he planned to use the money to pay off his car, a silver Infinity I-30, a vehicle Njoku says he “loved,” past tense, because the car was towed and sold after he made the terrible mistake of trying to cash his rebate check at a Chase branch, which resulted in not only the loss of his ride but a weekend in prison. Read more »

As you may have heard, Lenny Dykstra is currently sitting in jail on bankruptcy fraud charges. The man once named investor of the century by Jim Cramer could prepare for his upcoming trial in the company of wherever he’s crashing these days but no one has stepped up to the plate to cover the cash portion of his bail, $50,000 in cash (the collateral of $500,000 to secure the bond is in the bag). Want to do your part to bust him out? Want to bust him out without anyone knowing you helped (no names: Jim). Now you can. Read more »