A brief was filed Wednesday night in Manhattan federal court and includes statements from some of Madoff’s victims.READ MORE: Candidate Conversations: Curtis Sliwa
His lawyers want him freed under a program that permits the release of some inmates who have less than 18 months to live.READ MORE: Bullet Believed To Have Been Fired By Alec Baldwin Recovered From Film Director's Shoulder
They now have until next Wednesday to respond to the prosecution’s recommendation. The judge will then decide whether to hold a hearing before issuing a ruling.MORE NEWS: Desperate To Find More Staff, Some Fast Food Restaurants Recruiting Customers
Madoff has served 11 years of his 150-year sentence.