Court Documents Detail Bernie Madoff's New Low Life Behind Bars


A cushy country club style prison was not in the cards for Bernie Maddoff, to the delight of just about everyone who hoped his quality of life would take a major nosedive. We've got the details and it's not pretty.

The Daily News acquired a copy of a lawsuit detailing the conditions of Madoff's new jailhouse crib. He sleeps on the lower bunk of a cell which he shares with a drug offender, he eats pizza cooked by a child molester, and he's been hanging out with mob boss Carmine Persico and convicted spy Jonathan Pollard.

The details were part of a document filed Tuesday by Attorney Joseph Cotchett who represents Madoff's Ponzi scheme victims. He interviewed Madoff in July at the Butner Federal Correctional Complex near Raleigh, N.C.

Madoff recently got into a fight with another inmate which stunned other prisoners, who didn't think Madoff had it in him. He was pushed by an inmate about the same age after getting into an argument. Madoff pushed the inmate to the ground, hovering over him, his face reddened and angry.

Even behind bars, Madoff continues to pull the rug out from under senior citizens.