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CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson says his son, former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., has been released from an Alabama prison after serving a year and a half for illegally spending $750,000 in campaign funds.

Rev. Jackson confirmed around 5:30 a.m. Thursday that his son has been released from the Montgomery, Alabama, facility, calling it a “joyous reunion.” He says his son is doing “very well.”

The 50-year-old Jackson will serve the remainder of his sentence at a Washington, D.C., halfway house. Jackson began his 2 1/2-year sentence in 2013. The U.S. Bureau of Prisons lists his release date as Sept. 20, 2015.

The Illinois Democrat pleaded guilty to misspending the money on items including furs and vacations.

Jackson’s wife must serve a related, year-long term after her husband completes his sentence.

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13 thoughts on “Jesse Jackson Jr. Leaves Federal Prison for Halfway House

  1. A P Hill on said:

    He’s going to get his groove on now. I wonder if he will now get his preacher’s act together and become the next Rev Al and strip mine the pockets in Ferguson?

  2. Church Girl on said:

    He’s paid part of his debt and I hope he’s learned a lesson. Unfortunately this isn’t over because people still want him to pay for allegedly trying to buy Pres Obama’s vacated Senate seat from the now imprisoned Gov Blagoevich. It’s rough over here in Chicago!! Prayers for Sandy as she begins her sentence.

  3. Braveman on said:

    Don’t shed any tears for “Shake-down Jr.”…he’ll soon be working as a Demon-rat “Community Organizer” in Chicago or maybe as an executive advisor for the “Rainbow Crime Family”.

    One thing we all know is that he will NOT be out there in the line of fire where all of those young Black man-childs are getting shot down each and every day !!!

    Can’t take the guns away from the criminals because that would be “Racial Profiling” !!!

  4. Rosemary on March 28, 2015 at 12:58 am said if god can forgive us for all of our nasty sins why do we find it so hard to forgive others give love and show love we all need it from each other.

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