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Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. reports to federal prison
« on: October 29, 2013, 12:44:53 PM »
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/10/29/former-illinois-us-rep-jesse-jackson-jr-reports-to-north-carolina-prison/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+foxnews%2Fpolitics+%28Internal+-+Politics+-+Text%29

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. reports to federal prison
Published October 29, 2013
Associated Press

Former Illinois U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has reported to a North Carolina federal prison to serve a 2 1/2-year prison term for misusing campaign funds.

Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke says Jackson was in federal custody on Tuesday morning. Burke declined to offer details, including when Jackson reported to prison. Jackson's spokeswoman, Bunnie Jackson-Ransom, said Jackson reported Monday to Butner Correctional Center near Raleigh. He was accompanied by his attorney, CK Hoffler, and North Carolina U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield.

Butterfield said Jackson was in good spirits entering the prison, "all things considered."

Jackson's wife, Sandi, was sentenced to a yearlong sentence for filing false tax returns. In a concession to their two school-aged children, the judge allowed the Jacksons to stagger their sentences.

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Re: Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. reports to federal prison
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2013, 12:48:41 PM »
He would still win election from his prison cell if his name was on the ballot.
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Re: Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. reports to federal prison
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2013, 12:56:23 PM »
He would still win election from his prison cell if his name was on the ballot.
This is Chicago he would win even if he was in a cemetery! Heck the dead vote gets at least 2 votes!


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Re: Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. reports to federal prison
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2013, 04:29:50 PM »
If he were a republican the news trucks would be lined up for miles to show him entering prison.  I'll bet this won't be covered on the evening news. And, no, I'm not going to watch it to find out. :green teeth:
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