Unless I've missed it, nobody's been to to Butner — the prison in North Carolina where Bernie Madoff is serving his 150 year term — to get his view on his son's suicide. I'm entirely sure that Mark Madoff's suicide was far more painful to Bernie than anything the legal system could do to him.
My heart goes out to Bernie and his wife. Yes, he was an extreme exploiter of deregulation and underregulation, but losing a son or daughter is the worst thing that ever can happen to a parent — especially if the parent knows it's his own fault.
Somebody send Bernie a dog leash. He can use it.