Bernie Madoff going home to . . . Butner, North Carolina?


Convicted Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff nears the end of his fifteen minutes today as he moves to his final home. After a visit to Atlanta, Georgia, Bernie will reportedly be moving in to his luxurious new accommodations in the the Federal Correctional Complex, located in Butner, North Carolina.

Madoff originally requested that he be sent to the medium-security Federal prison in Otisville, New York, which would have been far more convenient for visits from wife and family. Located near the Pennsylvania/New Jersey border, Otisville is neither as prominent nor as exclusive as prisons like Leavenworth, Lompoc, or Alcatraz, but still retains a discreet charm all its own. It once housed famed cocaine dealer (and Blow inspiration) George Jung, as well as Zvonko Busic, the (relatively) famous Croatian hijacker. For all intents and purposes, however, Madoff would have been the most famous inmate in Otisville.