Ex-Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. Is Scheduled to Begin House Arrest Monday

Lynette Holloway
Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandi Jackson, leave the federal courthouse after being sentenced to prison Aug. 14, 2013, in Washington, D.C.
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Former Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is scheduled to be released from prison Monday to serve out the remaining three months of his prison term under house arrest, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The 50-year-old entered prison on Oct. 29, 2013, after a conviction for misuse of about $750,000 in campaign funds, the report says.


The Tribune writes that the South Side Chicago elected official spent the money on vacations, furs, celebrity memorabilia, everyday goods and two mounted elk heads. He began serving time in March at a halfway house in Baltimore after spending about 17 months in federal prisons in North Carolina and Alabama.

Sandi, his 51-year-old wife and a former Chicago alderman, was sentenced to one year in prison and ordered to surrender voluntarily 30 days after Jackson is no longer under Bureau of Prisons supervision on Sept. 20, the report says. She was convicted for failing to report the items purchased with the campaign funds on their income tax returns.

Read more at the Chicago Tribune.

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