Naturally it's not coming from Ruth, who will just not quit it with the endless refrains of "you ruined my life!" but instead Bernie-boy's new family-- his neighbors on the cell block. Seems they've really taken a shine to the Ponzier, with a few convicts telling the Post they downright dig him. Apparently some respect was earned prior to move-in day, on account of the fact that Mades pleaded guilty without ratting anyone out, that we know of. That shows loyalty, and counts for a lot in prison culture. Also, even though he knows he's the shit, Bernie's just been acting like one of the guys. "He's a regular dude," one convict said. "He's a really good guy, he's nice." Hopefully B's fellow criminals are openly expressing how they feel about him, since, although recently securing a gig engraving desk and door nameplates helped in the self-esteem department, he could still really use the confidence boost:
Every day's a bad hair day for Bernie, who was shocked at seeing how much his hair had grown and how unkempt it has looked since he was incarcerated in March.
"When I finally looked in the mirror, I scared myself, because I haven't seen myself in four months, and my hair was everywhere," Madoff told fellow inmates last week.