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Madoff says he is happier in prison than free

Financial swindler Bernard Madoff said that he is happier in prison than he was on the outside because he no longer lives in fear of being arrested and knows he will die in prison, TV journalist Barbara Walters said on Thursday.Walters, who spent two hours at the prison with Madoff two weeks ago, also told ABC's " Good Morning America " program that Madoff said that while he had contemplated suicide during his early days behind bars, he lacked the courage and never thinks about killing himself now.Madoff is serving a 150-year prison term for bilking investors out of billions of dollars in a decades-long Ponzi scheme that is considered the biggest financial fraud in U.S. history.Madoff's wife, Ruth, said in an interview to be aired on CBS's " 60 Minutes " program on Sunday that the couple actually tried to kill themselves by taking pills on Christmas Eve 2008 after the fraud was exposed."I don't know whose idea it was, but we decided to kill ourselves because it was so horrendous what w...

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