Bernie Madoff To Get Laid Once A Week?

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Maybe! As you know, Ponzi Boy's bail was revoked a few hours ago, and he'll be bunking at Manhattan's Correctional Center until his June 16th sentencing. Where he'll be headed after that is the question. While many raining righteous indignation on the fraudster's ass are hoping he'll go to a place where his ass (and the pounding of it) is figured squarely into the equation, a supermax isn't necessarily in the cards. Defense attorney Jeff Chabrowe has told Esquire that the Otisville Correctional Facility in Mount Hope, New York, is a likely contender. What'll the sojourn be like? Let's find out!

The Death Threats
Otisville is home to about 1,100 prisoners, many of whom are convicted of violent crimes like murder, rape, and assault. Last year, the whole place went into lockdown when a fight between inmates got out of control. But Chabrowe says that Madoff would likely be cordoned off from the general prison population to protect him from possible threats. "There are a million psycho federal inmates in custody who would love to say that they stabbed Bernie Madoff," he says.
The Rapist Bunk Mates

Madoff will not, however, be alone. Chabrowe speculates he will be put in a small unit with other "at-risk" residents, including, he says, fellow high-profile inmates, cooperators (known on the inside as snitches), rapists, and child molesters. Unlike those in supermax facilities, inmates in medium-security prisons like Otisville share cells and sleep in dormitory-style bunk beds.
The Bribed Guards

While it's certainly not anymore legal than his nonexistent financial practices, Madoff may end up taking protection into his own hands by paying off guards and other inmates to watch his back. According to Chabrowe, it's common practice, at least for wealthy inmates like ex-TYCO CEO Dennis Kozlowski, who was sentenced to eight years in a medium-security state lockup. "Most of these guys have people inside who take care of them," says Chabrowe. "There's just no way that Madoff isn't going to be paying guards to give him special treatment."

The Friendly Neighbors

Were he to be incarcerated in Otisville, Madoff would share an address (and maybe a communal shower?) with notorious cocaine trafficker George Jung, whose involvement in the Medellin Cartel was the basis for the movie Blow. Other famous inmates include Zvonko Busic, the Croatian plane hijacker who burrowed his way out of Otisville in 1987, and Edward Norton's fictional character in the Spike Lee film 25th Hour.
The Conjugal Visits

Prisoners in medium-security facilities like Otisville typically are allowed one 45-minute visit per week, says Chabrowe. Of course, if Ruth Madoff, who is now facing several civil lawsuits of her own, wants to visit her husband, she'd better cover up well. Otisville has a notoriously strict dress code and has been known to turn away visitors with too much skin on display.


Preview Of Madoff In Prison
[Esquire]

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