When Bernie Madoff applied to run the budget of the Butner Prison's landscaping crew, he didn't get the job. "Yeah right I'd hire him as a clerk," remarked the inmate in charge of the crew. "All our money'd be missing!"
Nicknamed "Camp Fluffy" for its commodious environs, Madoff's prison even features a soundproof music room -- and periodic "special treats" like popcorn and cotton candy.
Sentenced to 150 years at the Butner Federal Corrections Complex in North Carolina, Madoff apparently spends his time reading law books, John Grisham, and Dean Koontz--when he's not working his job in the prison cafeteria.
This is one of many stories from a new episode of CNBC's "American Greed," which offers an exclusive look into the infamous Ponzi-schemer's life of incarceration. The episode, titled "Madoff Behind Bars," will premiere tonight at 9pm.
"Madoff Behind Bars" features interviews with past and current inmates who interacted with the financial scammer while in jail.
Watch the new clips for "Madoff Behind Bars" below!