Thursday, March 26, 2015

Illinois: Jackson Jr. Walks

Jess Jackson, Jr. notes that former Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. left an Alabama federal prison this week, after serving "a portion of his 2 ½-year sentence" for having "illegally spent $750,000 on campaign funds." Jackson was the prison in Montgomery after he "got into a dispute" with prison officials at the Butner Federal Prison in North Carolina.

Like many prominent persons before him who wound up in prison, Jackson is said to have developed passionate views on the topic of "prison reform." In addition, he sent a letter to, informing readers that he wants presidential pardon. It is said that Jackson is also calling on President Obama to pardon the leaders of American slave rebellions

Jackson wrote two books while incarcerated, "The Tao of Jesus Christ," and "The Last Campaign: A Memoir." See full story here.

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