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Prison Shopping with Bernie Madoff

Bernie Madoff had help finding a cushy prison

Convicted felon Bernie Madoff reportedly hired his very own personal prison shopper to find a cushy lockup in which to serve his 150-year sentence.

It seems to have worked. The Ponzi-schemer was shipped this morning from the Manhattan Correctional facility to Butner Federal Correctional Complex in North Carolina.

Federal sentencing attorney Alan Ellis told ABC news, Madoff "hit the inmate lottery" with Butner's medium security lockup. Ellis characterizes the facility as "one of the crown jewels of the federal prison system."

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