Bernard Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison for running the largest Ponzi scheme in history! Bernard Madoff, owner of one of the largest brokerage firms on wall street. We were very good friends during his first 14 months in prison, in fact several newspapers called our group Bernard Madoff’s inner circle. Bernard Madoff and I often had dinner together and took long walks around the track reflecting on the mistakes we have both made in life. On this website I will tell a story about Bernard Madoff and the interesting and sometimes infamous people that I have met in the past few years while in Butner Federal prison.