We wouldn't go so far as to say that Bernie Madoff is headed off for Federal Pound Me In The Ass Prison, but it promises to be a decidedly unpleasant facility. Still, apparently one adjusts to the new decor after being disabused of the Hollywood prison projection. (Be that good or ill).
Bales, of Federal Prison Consultants, said his newly convicted clients typically expect the worst, their nightmares of prison rape fueled by television shows like "Oz" and movies like "The Shawshank Redemption." But once they end up behind bars, some inmates are pleasantly surprised to find that it's not as dangerous as they'd thought, he said.
Madoff, should he plead guilty as expected, will certainly want to select his facility of choice. (Sorry Bernie, Camp Cupcake of Martha Stewart fame is not an option). But, since our readers know more about anything than anyone, we thought we'd do a little survey.
Do you think Madoff will get his first pick?
According to Bales, that's likely to be the facility in Fairton, N.J. "It's one of the best places to do your time," said Bales. "They send a lot of senators there and attorneys."
We can keep track of ole Bernie with the Fairton News Wire blog, (ok, actually its just an automated feed blog, but that would have been rich!) and he will get to enjoy the culinary delights of the prison commissary:
In 1930 the Department of Justice authorized and established a Commissary at each Federal institution. The Commissary was created to provide a bank type account for inmate monies and for the procurement of articles not regularly issued as part of the institution administration. The purpose of individual inmate Commissary accounts is to allow the Bureau of Prisons to maintain inmates' monies while they are incarcerated. Family, friends, or other sources may deposit funds into these accounts.
Actually, it might be a little dangerous to let Bernie have a bank account, no?
No Club Fed for Madoff [CNNMoney]