Bernie Madoff will serve his 150-year sentence at the Butner Federal Correctional Complex, about 45 minutes northeast of Durham, NC. Clusterstock reports that the North Carolina prison is considered “the crown jewel” of the federal prison system, “a place where many convicts hope to be sent. It may not be ‘club Fed’ but it is the closest thing that exists in the federal prison system to a country club prison.”
Clusterstock reports that the Butner facility is often sought after by convicts because its staff and facilities have a good reputation, and there are no maximum security criminals there – only minimum, low and medium security. Fellow inmates will reportedly include former U.S. Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham, former Adelphi CEO John Rigas, and former Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Pollard.