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Tue October 29, 2013
Fmr. Congressman Reports To Prison
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.
Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke declined to offer details, including when Jackson reported to prison.
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.
But by not announcing in advance when he'd report, Jackson avoided the crush of media that swirled around other prison-bound Illinois politicians, including ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Jackson's wife, Sandi, was sentenced to a yearlong sentence for filing false tax returns. In a concession to their two school-aged children, the judge allowed the Jacksons to stagger their sentences.