Madoff Moved to NC Prison

With transfer, con man begins his 150-year sentence
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 13, 2009 2:30 PM CDT
Bernard Madoff exits Manhattan federal court, March 10, 2009.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Bernard Madoff was transferred today from Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correctional Center to a prison in Butner, NC, to serve out his 150-year sentence, sources tell CNBC. Madoff’s attorney had requested that the 71-year-old convicted Ponzi schemer do his time at Otisville in upstate New York. The prison system tries to place inmates within 500 miles of family; the Butner facility is just within that distance from New York.