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Jesse Jackson Jr. Moved to New Federal Prison

He spent five days in solitary confinement before the transfer.

Jesse Jackson Jr.
Jesse Jackson Jr.

Jesse Jackson Jr. has been moved to a federal prison in Alabama after he was tossed into solitary confinement in North Carolina for telling fellow inmates about their rights.

The former 2nd District congressman objected to the treatment and after a hearing he was granted a transfer. He's serving a two-and-a-half year sentence for misappropriating campaign funds.

A source told the Chicago Sun-Times that Jackson was advising his fellow inmates about their rights in prison when a guard "took exception to that." For five days, Jackson was placed in solitary confinement.

The Jackson family has said the ex-congressman needs treatment for substance abuse, and the Montgomery facility has a treatment program, CBS Chicago reports.

Joe Renda Sr. April 07, 2014 at 08:45 PM
Now he's a substance abuser? I thought he was bi-polar. The only thing I know for sure is that he is a scumbag, piece of dog feces, and he should remain in solitary for the rest of his inappropriately short sentence.
mr lahey April 21, 2014 at 09:43 AM
and soon to be msnbc host!

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