Now, its bunk beds,, whitewashed walls and a shared sink for fraudster MadoffMarch 13th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar.13 (ANI): Ponzi king Bernie Madoff will be going from his plush, multi-million dollar penthouse to a spartan seven-and-a-half-foot by eight foot cell in the Metropolitan Correctional Center.
He is likely to be provided with a bare bunk bed, whitewashed cinderblock walls and a shared sink.
Inside the Metropolitan Correctional Center, typically home to terrorists, gangsters and drug dealers, the high-rolling the Ponzi scheme mastermind will be one of 750 inmates. After 45 years of waking up with wife Ruth, Madoff, Bernie will now share his room with another inmate. Instead of a leisurely weekend brunch, the 70-year-old Madoff will get a 6 a.m. wake-up call with breakfast served 30 minutes later.
Rather than a tasteful custom-tailored gray suit, he”ll don a baggy brown prison-issued outfit. Lunch is at 11:30 a.m., and dinner at 5 p.m. Lights out is at 11 p.m. sharp.
Depending on the location of his cell, Madoff might catch a glimpse of Manhattan’’s bright lights from its small single window.
Entertainment options are sparse, too. The only TVs are in common areas, where he can share the viewing with fellow felons.
Every other day, Madoff can enjoy outdoor recreation - on the lower Manhattan building’’s caged roof, a comedown from his glass-topped seven million dollar penthouse. Inside, he can kill time reading in the prison library or playing Ping-Pong - sad substitutes for 18 holes of golf or a 50 dollar Palm Beach pedicure. (ANI)
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