Bernie Madoff cools his boots overnight in famous Atlanta prison


In his heyday, Bernard Madoff was famous for his love of travel. In addition to his homes in Manhattan and Montauk, Palm Beach and France, Madoff and his wife owned a collection of yachts; every summer, the pair would decamp for six weeks to Cap d'Antibes. In 2008, they set a personal record for time abroad, spending almost their entire summer in the French retreat.

Given Madoff's apparent wanderlust, it seems only appropriate that the last trip of his life should include a brief visit to one of most famous prisons in the United States. En route to his new home -- the Federal Correctional Complex in Butner, North Carolina -- Madoff spent the night at the United States Penitentiary in Atlanta: home to some of the 20th century's most illustrious villains.