Prison Break

Was Madoff Assaulted?

Did Bernie Madoff get beaten up in prison? Raleigh’s ABC11 reports that the Ponzi schemer received treatment for “serious injuries consistent with an assault”—including “facial fractures, broken ribs, and a collapsed lung”—at Duke Hospital in Durham on Friday. He was released a few days later. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that Madoff, who’s serving a 150-year sentence in a federal prison in Butner, N.C., had been hospitalized but the reason was unknown.