Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves federal prison for halfway house

Mar 26, 2015 6:55 AM by Cheryl Wengren

CHICAGO (AP) - Former U.S. Congressman 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.

His father, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, says his 50-year-old son left early this morning and called it a "joyous reunion."

The Illinois Democrat will serve the remainder of his 2 ½-year sentence in a halfway house in Washington, D.C. Then his wife, Sandra, must serve a related, yearlong term.


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