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CHICAGO — Former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. is being transferred Thursday afternoon to a “halfway” house in Washington, DC.

He was released from a prison in Alabama around 5 a.m., and the drive to D.C. is about 12 hours. He’s expected to make a stop in South Carolina along the way to see his grandmother.

Jackson spent a year and a half in Alabama, and he has another year to serve his sentence.

He was convicted for illegally spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign money.

His wife, Sandi, will later begin a one-year sentence for her role in the tax fraud scheme.

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