That's right. Send Madoff to work, instead. He could spend months helping the charities his investment schemes ruined. He could collect cans with Ms. Sigman, who was interviewed today on NPR and who, having lost her life savings, is collecting cans for recycling fees, among other activities to make ends meet. He could help build homes for the people who lost theirs, due to "investing" with him. Or, he could just get a plain old job, like so many Americans have to do, and then turn over every dime he makes until the day he dies to the people he robbed. It's a win-win. He doesn't take up space in prison at the expense of tax dollars, he has a chance to atone, and it's bound to help him feel better as a human being. Jail is the wrong answer. Put this man to work instead.