Jesse Jackson Jr. makes his prison choice known - – Rockford’s News Leader

Jesse Jackson Jr. makes his prison choice known


Ex-congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. makes his prison preference known.

He will be serving time for illegally spending $750,000 in campaign funds. Jackson's sentencing will take place today. His lawyers will request to the sentencing judge that Jackson be housed in an Alabama prison camp or a North Carolina prison. Jackson's lawyers said he attended college in North Carolina and has ties to the area. Four years in prison have been recommended by federal prosecutors. Jackson's wife has also been suggested an 18 month sentence by government for filing false joint federal income tax returns. The U.S. Bureau of Prisons will choose where Jackson will be incarcerated.

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