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Madoff Arrives at Posh Prison

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 14, 2009 1:16 PM CDT

(Newser) – Bernie Madoff has reached his destination for the next 150 years or so. Clad in a blue jumpsuit, the fraudulent financier arrived at Butner Federal Correctional Complex in North Carolina just before noon today, ABC News reports. But the 71-year-old can take heart, because he “hit the inmate lottery,” by being assigned to Butner, according to one federal sentencing attorney.

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The medium security lockup he’ll reside in is “one of the crown jewels of the federal prison system,” he continued. “It looks and feels like a college campus.” The prison is full of white collar criminals, often gets interns from UNC and Duke, and has a good staff. “And I always say happy staff makes for happy inmates.” (Read more Bernard Madoff stories.)

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