The Metropolitan Correctional Centre, which has housed accused terrorists and reputed mobsters, welcomed the 70-year-old Madoff on Thursday after he pleaded guilty in one of Wall Street`s biggest investment swindles and a judge revoked his bail. The federal jail in lower Manhattan stands between a courthouse and a church and holds inmates awaiting trial or serving short sentences. Currently, about 750 men and women are behind bars there.
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Image: 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 on Thursday, March 12, 2009 after pleading guilty to an epic fraud that robbed investors worldwide of billions of dollars.