Jesse Jackson Jr. http://wuis.org en Rev. Jesse Jackson On Junior http://wuis.org/post/rev-jesse-jackson-junior <p>The Rev. Jesse Jackson says he has not visited since his son reported to federal prison late last month.</p><p>Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is serving two-and-a-half years in a North Carolina penitentiary. He was convicted of corruption for spending $750,000 of his campaign fund on personal spoils.</p><p>"Well his health has been recovering and that has been, as father, the most important thing to me. He has been diligent in doing his work. And I have nothing further to say about that," Rev. Jackson said at the Capitol Thursday (11/7).</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 23:44:14 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 12588 at http://wuis.org Rev. Jesse Jackson On Junior Prison "Snafu" Forces Jackson To Spend Night In Hotel http://wuis.org/post/prison-snafu-forces-jackson-spend-night-hotel <p>An attorney for former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. says an administrative problem forced the Illinois Democrat to temporarily leave a<br />federal prison where he was trying to begin his sentence early for illegally<br />spending campaign money.<br />&nbsp;<br />The former congressman then spent Monday night at a hotel and reported to<br />prison again Tuesday morning.<br />&nbsp;<br />C.K. Hoffler told reporters in Atlanta Tuesday that she was contacted by Bureau<br />of Prisons personnel and asked to pick Jackson up about two hours after dropping Tue, 29 Oct 2013 22:21:23 +0000 Associated Press 11959 at http://wuis.org Prison "Snafu" Forces Jackson To Spend Night In Hotel Fmr. Congressman Reports To Prison http://wuis.org/post/fmr-congressman-reports-prison <p>Former Illinois U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has reported to a North Carolina federal prison to serve a 2 1/2-year prison term for misusing campaign funds. &nbsp;<br />Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke declined to offer details, including when Jackson reported to prison. &nbsp;<br />Court documents were never clear about when Jackson must report. In her sentencing order written earlier this year, A federal judge in Washington said only that he would have to surrender no earlier than Nov.1. &nbsp; Tue, 29 Oct 2013 19:59:21 +0000 Associated Press 11934 at http://wuis.org Fmr. Congressman Reports To Prison Jackson Jr. Auction On Hold Over Authenticity Issues http://wuis.org/post/jackson-jr-auction-hold-over-authenticity-issues <p>The U.S. Marshals service is suspending a high-profile auction of clothing and memorabilia belonging to convicted former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. because of questions about the authenticity of some items. &nbsp;<br>The agency said Friday that it was scrapping the online auction because of questions about a guitar purportedly signed by Michael Jackson and Eddie Van Halen. &nbsp;<br>The service says it will ``conduct a secondary review'' of the items out of ``an abundance of caution.'' &nbsp; Fri, 20 Sep 2013 20:34:53 +0000 Sean Crawford 9348 at http://wuis.org Jackson Jr. Auction On Hold Over Authenticity Issues