Report: Jesse Jackson Jr. not in custody

There were some conflicting reports about the whereabouts of former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr, but the Tribune has confirmed that he is not in custody.

His lawyer says Jackson went to the Butner Federal Correctional Complex in North Carolina Monday to start his 30-month sentence, but he was turned away.

Jackson was convicted of stealing from his campaign funds and spending it on luxury items.

He’s supposed to start his 30-month prison sentence by November 1.

Prison officials have not said why they turned him away.

Jackson is said to have gone to the prison with Congressman GK Butterfield, some lawyers, but no family members.

WGN-TV’s Mark Suppelsa spoke to his wife, former Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson.

She says her family was surprised that her husband turned himself in early.  She says she found out when his lawyer called her Monday night.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

2 comments

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 517 other followers