March 13, 2009

Your Turn: Off To The Joint


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We’ve now got the outside and the “inside” view.

The first photo comes by way of Getty photographer and friend-of-The BAG, Mario Tama. Seems you can go a lot of directions with the effect. There is Bernie in the ultimate spotlight. There is also the almost supernatural dimension of the crime. (For more detail on the latter image, check out the captions below.)

(image 1: Mario Tama/Getty. March 12, 2009. image 2/caption: This undated photo released by the Metropolitan Corrections Center shows a jail cell at the facility in New York. A 7 1/2-by-8 foot cell such as this will house disgraced financier Bernard Madoff, 70, who was ordered to jail Thursday, March 12, 2009 after pleading guilty to an epic fraud that robbed investors worldwide of billions of dollars. (This copy came from a related photo:) Multimillionaire swindler Bernard Madoff is leaving the luxury of his Manhattan penthouse to become just another inmate in a crowded jail. The 70-year-old former Nasdaq chairman who pleaded guilty to fraud on Thursday in one of the largest Ponzi schemes in history, will likely share an 8-foot-by-7-1/2-foot cell with another inmate while he awaits sentencing, scheduled for June 16 by Judge Denny Chin.)

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