Scammer Bernard Madoff, who spent his nights for the last three months on bail in his own bed at his luxurious Manhattan penthouse, will probably be sleeping in a two-man cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center and eating food from the "armed forces" regime, said a spokeswoman for the federal Bureau of Prisons.

But until Madoff is processed, he may be spending time in solitary confinement in a wing where terror suspects and mobsters are housed, said one defense attorney familiar with MCC pprocedures.

"This is going to be the most harrowing experience of his life," said defense attorney Steven Frankel, who has clients at the facility.

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The prisoner diet at the MCC, which is in lower Manhattan behind the federal court house where Madoff pleaded guilty Thursday, is built around the military menu of protein, starch, vegetables, fruit, beverage and dessert, said BOP spokeswoman Traci Billingsley.

Dessert is generally a piece of cake or a cookie, said Billingsley. So that means nothing like creme brulee will be passing Madoff's lips any time soon.

As of late Thursday, Madoff, whose $10-million bail was revoked after his guilty plea, wasn't listed on the prisons bureau Web site. Billingsley said most of the cells in the MCC, which has an inmate population of 764, sleep two people. The MCC is mostly used to house defendants either being held for trial or, like Madoff, waiting to be sentenced.

Generally, prisoners are administratively segregated or kept in solitary until they are processed and potential dangers are assessed, said defense attorney Ephraim Savitt, who has had clients in solitary.

"I wouldn't be shocked if Bernie Madoff spent some time there," said Savitt about MCC's solitary confinement conditions.

"In Madoff's case, others may of danger to him," said Savitt.

Another infamous inmate at the MCC is Bonanno crime family captain Vincent Basciano who is awaiting trial later this year in the killing of a mob associate. Basciano is being kept under super isolation conditions because of his alleged threats to kill a prosecutor and a federal judge.

Once Madoff is in the general population, he will be awakened at 6 a.m. for a 6:30 breakfast. Lunch will be at 11 a.m., dinner at 5 p.m. and lights out at 11 p.m., said federal officials.

Like other inmates who aren't in solitary, Madoff isn't required to work and may watch TV in a common area, play pingpong, read in the leisure library or use the law library, a spokeswoman for the MCC indicated. Inmates may also exercise outdoors every other day, said the spokeswoman.

Staff writer Rocco Parascandola contributed to this story.

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