Lauren Victoria Burke in THEROOT.COM. CBC Members React as Jesse Jackson Jr. Gets Out of Prison — Today, former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is scheduled to leave an Alabama federal prison after serving time for misusing $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use.
The 50-year-old former congressman and son of the Rev. Jesse Jackson received a sentence of 30 months in prison in 2013. Jackson Jr.’s sentence was shortened by three months because he completed a substance-abuse program, and after serving 17 months, he is expected to be released to house arrest until Sept. 20. Members of Congress who visited Jackson in prison commented on his pending release. read the entire story at THEROOT.COM