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.