Jesse Jackson Jr. transferred to Alabama prison

Former Chicago Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has been transferred to minimum-security prison camp in Alabama.

Jackson had been serving time at the federal prison in Butner, North Carolina but he was recently moved to the prison camp at the Maxwell Air Force base in Montgomery, Alabama.

Jackson is the son of the civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. The father, reached by telephone today in Japan, said today that his son’s health was improving and that was the rationale for the transfer.

“It’s a medical situation,” he said.

Jackson was sentenced to two and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to illegally using campaign money for personal use.

His scheduled release date is December 31, 2015.

One month later, his wife, Sandi, will begin her one-year prison sentence for filing false income tax returns.

-Chicago Tribune contributed to this report

4 comments

  • Joe

    Is this the norm to transfer prisoners who intentionally break the rules or is he getting special treatment. For his crimes he should be on a chain gang working in the Louisianan swamps.

  • vanessa

    all prisoners should have knowledge of their rights and every person in this country should also have a right to know their rights. This is a huge problem in prisons. there is a lack of representation to the prisoners as well. the appointments of representation only get paid max.$ if the detainee is charged with a crime for 2+ years and this would be incentive to drop the ball on the represented prisoner or the client of any court appointed person. The way of corruption is not knowing your rights or being allowed your rights at any given time. In fact PA. state is not even teaching this civil rights in the educational system. NOW how very wrong is that!

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