Public enemy number one of the financial crisis, Bernard Madoff, is locked up in a federal prison in Butner, N.C. Although his punishment may not bring relief (or money) to those he scammed, there is a little more icing on the cake. The New York Post is reporting that fellow inmates are looking to rough him up a bit to beef up their reputation. According to a source for Post who has a relative locked up with Madoff, “Some of the guys were talking about smacking him around a little, just to get the notoriety of it.” Sadly, the flip side to the story is that not everyone in lock-up with him feels this way. Apparently, many view him as a stand-up guy for pleading guilty and not implicating anyone else. “He got a lot of respect from other inmates because he didn’t tell on anybody, he didn’t take everybody down with him,” the aforementioned source said. Regardless, he’s got it coming. I hope he and his cohorts enjoyed their years of living off the trust and fortunes of others, because for as long as a written history will be kept of this recession, he will be remembered as the scum he is.