Jesse Jackson Jr., the former congressman from Ill. and son of activist, former presidential candidate, and famed civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson, begins his 30 month stint in a N.C. federal prison on Oct. 29 after being convicted of misusing $750 thousand dollars in campaign funds for his personal use.
USA Today reported that the 48-year-old Jesse Jackson Jr. was in federal custody as of this morning after having reported yesterday to the Butner Correctional Center in N.C.
U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield from N.C. accompanied Jackson Jr. as he entered the prison and said that the former congressman was in good spirits, "all things considered."
After getting caught spending approximately $750,000 in campaign funds for their own personal use, Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife Sandra pleaded guilty in Feb. to criminal conspiracy, making false statements, mail fraud, and wire fraud.
Sandra Jackson was sentenced to one year in prison for her part in the scheme.
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