Jesse Jackson Jr. granted prison relocation after dispute
Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., who is currently serving a 30-month prison sentence for fraud, conspiracy, and other charges, was recently relocated from a North Carolina prison to a prison in Alabama.
This moves comes right after news broke that Jackson had been placed in solitary confinement for several days for giving prisoners advice on their rights.
The 49-year-old former Chicago congressman had been advising other inmates in North Carolina about their rights in prison, according to the source, who said a guard took exception to that. As a result, the longtime South Side politician was placed in solitary confinement for four or five days more than a month ago, the source said. A hearing was held, the source said, and Jackson was cleared of any wrongdoing and asked for a transfer to another prison.
According to a source, Jackson’s family members expressed concern about his welfare after the incident, and went to visit him in prison.
He was moved to the prison camp at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. Jackson is set to be released in 2015.
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