Prison "Snafu" Forces Jackson To Spend Night In Hotel
An attorney for former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. says an administrative problem forced the Illinois Democrat to temporarily leave a
federal prison where he was trying to begin his sentence early for illegally
spending campaign money.
The former congressman then spent Monday night at a hotel and reported to
prison again Tuesday morning.
C.K. Hoffler told reporters in Atlanta Tuesday that she was contacted by Bureau
of Prisons personnel and asked to pick Jackson up about two hours after dropping
him off at the North Carolina prison.
Hoffler described the administrative problem as a ``snafu'' involving his
reporting date. But she insists prison authorities were contacted ahead of time
to coordinate Jackson's arrival.
She said Jackson wanted to report early to begin ``paying his debt.''