celebrated observed his birthday at a federal prison in lower Manhattan, the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), while he awaits a sentencing hearing, tentatively scheduled for June 16.
“We do not celebrate inmates’ birthdays in any way,” said Scott Sussman, Public Information Officer for the MCC.
I know it’s silly but that seems really mean. Particularly for white-collar defendants.
Madoff’s wife, Ruth, visited him on Monday. The federal prison system says “handshaking, embracing, and kissing are ordinarily permitted within the bounds of good taste,” according to Bureau of Prison regulations.
No conjugal visits are allowed.
Ruth Madoff declined to comment as she left the prison.
Ruth has told members of her family that she still loves her husband of more than 45 years, but that she feels shunned and lonely because of her husband’s $65 billion fraud that cheated thousands of people, including some of her closest friends.
Yeah, that will make a girl lonely.
The case of Bernie Madoff just seems weird to me. The fact that he didn’t attempt defend himself seems queer to me. Maybe he really is guilty and feels deep remorse. I don’t know. It just seems weird to me that someone with a wife and children who love him wouldn’t at least go to trial where there is at least the sheer hope of a technicality to keep him away from a life sentence.