Behind Bars

Madoff's Jail Friends: Mob Boss, Spy

Madoff may have burned his bridges in the free world, but behind bars he's got friends. A lawsuit filed by Bernie Madoff's victims has offered a surprising snapshot from the fallen Ponzi schemer's jailhouse life, including his social life. Court documents say Madoff bunks with a drug offender (Bernie sleeps on the bottom) and eats pizza cooked by a child molester. His closest friends are a pair of white-collar fast-talkers: Mob boss Carmine Persico and convicted spy Jonathan Pollard, whose late-'80s imprisonment for Israeli espionage ignited a media storm over what Pollard’s wife called Jewish-Americans’ “moral obligation” to Israel.