Bernard Madoff dying of cancer
The New York Post reported that Madoff was suffering from terminal cancer, based on “unofficial and unusual sources.”
He has been participating in Native American religious purification ceremonies.
The ceremonies involve “praying, using heated rocks to induce sweat and smoking from a ceremonial pipe.” He has had jobs engraving and painting fences.
Madoff was transferred to the Federal Correctional Complex in Butner, North Carolina, about 45 miles northwest of Raleigh.
It includes two medium-security facilities, a low-security facility, and a hospital. Madoff’s projected release date is November 14, 2139. The release date, described as “academic in Madoff’s case”, reflects a reduction for good behavior.
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