Will Jesse Jackson, Jr. Be Released Early?

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Convicted at the same time as her husband, Sandi Jackson was sentenced to one year in prison for filing false tax returns. A federal judge in the former Chicago councilwoman’s case allowed Sandi Jackson to serve her sentence after her husband’s in order to have at least one parent free to look after the couple’s young children.

Speaking with the Tribune, a Bureau of Prisons spokesman stated that there is no link between Jackson’s restitution payment and new projected release date. The two scenarios, in the eyes of the spokesman, are “unrelated.”

If Jackson’s new anticipated release date of Sept. 20, 2015 holds, the politician will be free after serving less than two years of his original sentence.

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