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Ex-U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. reports to federal prison
Reuters ^ | October 28, 2013 | Brendan O'Brien

Posted on 10/28/2013 10:55:49 PM PDT by Zakeet

Former Illinois Representative Jesse Jackson Jr., once one of the most promising black politicians in the United States, reported to federal prison on Monday to begin serving a 2-1/2 year sentence for misusing campaign funds, according to a family spokeswoman.

Jackson, a former Democratic representative and the son of civil rights leader the Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr., entered a federal correctional facility in Butner, North Carolina, family spokeswoman Bunnie Jackson-Ransom said in a statement.

"I am happy to report that he is in good spirits, all things considered," said North Carolina Representative G.K. Butterfield, who accompanied Jackson to the prison, according to the statement.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 0bamatakecarehispeep; affirmitiveaction; chicagoway; crime; federalprison; jackson; kokeheads4obama; prison; scandal

Life ain't fair ... cause they are making me go from the Mayo Clinic's booby hatch to Club Fed ...

1 posted on 10/28/2013 10:55:49 PM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Chicago will welcome him back with open arms when he is shock paroled in six months.


2 posted on 10/28/2013 11:00:20 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Zakeet
"His wife, Sandi, a former Chicago city council member, was sentenced to one year for falsifying tax returns that failed to report the campaign money as income. The couple has two children. The judge ordered Sandi Jackson to report to prison 30 days after Jackson Jr. is released to reduce the impact on the children."

Just like they do for thousands of other couples each year, right?

3 posted on 10/28/2013 11:00:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: Zakeet
Jesse Jackson Jr., once one of the most promising black politicians in the United States

To liberals, it sounds more like a resume enhancement.
4 posted on 10/28/2013 11:00:51 PM PDT by redheadtoo
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To: redheadtoo

“Jesse Jackson Jr., once one of the most promising black politicians in the United States”

The operative word here is “once.”


5 posted on 10/28/2013 11:03:41 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Zakeet

I hope this jackwagon cries himself to sleep every night.


6 posted on 10/28/2013 11:04:15 PM PDT by Bullish (The only real solution is to abolish liberal democrats forever)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They seem like they’re model parents, like Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton.


7 posted on 10/28/2013 11:05:01 PM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: Zakeet

A family that preys together serves time together.


8 posted on 10/28/2013 11:13:21 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: Antihero101607

9 posted on 10/28/2013 11:13:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: Zakeet

I’m sure all the networks had dozens of cameras there to record the event.

OH WAIT....
They ONLY do that if the perp is a Republican.


10 posted on 10/28/2013 11:22:00 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Zakeet


- the truth shall set you free:




- O B A M A C R A P -


the pansy scam



11 posted on 10/28/2013 11:26:32 PM PDT by devolve (----- "He's (Obama) just 'too talented' to do what 'ordinary people' do." - Valerie Jarrett -----)
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To: Zakeet

!


12 posted on 10/28/2013 11:40:25 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Zakeet
"said North Carolina Representative G.K. Butterfield, who accompanied Jackson to the prison"

The whole Black Democrat Caucus ought to be accompanying him to prison... permanently.

13 posted on 10/28/2013 11:56:51 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Zakeet

Like Tony Rezko, I doubt he’ll talk.

After all, there might be some organized in that community that might see to it that he have “an accident”, if he did.


14 posted on 10/29/2013 12:14:29 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Pontiac

In Democrat eyes, misusing campaign funds is a political crime, so JJJ is now a political prisoner. This will only add to his Democrat street cred.


15 posted on 10/29/2013 12:30:21 AM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Zakeet

Burner FCI has a bug unit segregated as a seperate joint
He must really be mentally ill
And no....its not a camp..it sux


16 posted on 10/29/2013 12:44:42 AM PDT by wardaddy (i loved White Queen)
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To: Zakeet

Justice and Peace.


17 posted on 10/29/2013 1:23:18 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: AZLiberty
In Democrat eyes, misusing campaign funds is a political crime,

Unless you are a Republican.

18 posted on 10/29/2013 1:55:59 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: wardaddy

Burner FCI has a bug unit segregated as a seperate joint
He must really be mentally ill
And no....its not a camp..it sux

According to this, Butner has low and medium security units and a medical facility. Notable inmates include Bernie Madoff and Jesse's predecessor Mel Reynolds. It isn't even a penitentiary; it has a fence but no walls. Compared to the Fed slammer in Florence, this place is a girl scout camp.

Incidentally, Mel Reynolds was convicted of bank fraud, statutory rape (of a 16 year old aide), kiddie porn and obstruction. He was pardoned by Bubba Clinton and word is that he now considers himself rehabilitated enough to run for his old office.

19 posted on 10/29/2013 2:44:18 AM PDT by Zakeet (Democrats haven't destroyed your freedoms ... you can still visit them at the Smithsonian)
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To: Zakeet

Bend over jesse... no soap on a rope for you!


20 posted on 10/29/2013 4:39:16 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Zakeet
He'll be out in time to run for something next year.

Only next time he will be a "victim" of the system, and will win whatever he runs for.

21 posted on 10/29/2013 5:12:34 AM PDT by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!! (this post approved by the NSA))
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To: Zakeet

At least, when his old man comes to visit it’ll be nice having them both in jail for a while.


22 posted on 10/29/2013 5:17:34 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the Libs say we are.)
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To: Pontiac

There is no parole in the federal system for offenses committed after 01 November 1987.


23 posted on 10/29/2013 5:43:12 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: Zakeet; Travis McGee

Pardon me but I have been there to visit...and one of my best pals did his bit there in the medium in the 90s

It’s medical unit is for mental cases and its fenced...double actually with around 20 strands of concertina and electric

And two towers last I looked

Bug units are not fun....unless...shite eaters and compulsive masturbators....are your thing....I bet Jackson is there....he’s cracked....looks it anyhow

Federal prison camps are not Cool Hand Luke but they are not like you think

Average sentence in most is around 6-9 years with no parole and contrary to legend most have fences

No pools and no tennis courts and prisoners must work

The only difference between an FPC and FCI is average time of sentence and no controlled movement on the yard between recall and count times....8Am.....4pm.....10pm.....and little ones here and there

In low medium and high....FCIs....movement is from .50 to the hour for ten minutes without a pass

Federal penetentiaries like Atlanta or Terre Haute or Lewisburg.... considered maximum security....have similar movements.....but restricted between units and frequently locked down with limited yard time

The best prison camps are those on military bases mostly because one works on base and base staff are more hospitable than bureau of prisons goons....although some are decent

Like one imagines race is everything...its an affirmative action nightmare on amphetamine....lol

Not to mention inmate racial tension often fueled by staff

People think prison camps are easy.....that is a myth....or canard.

They are actually harder discipline wise than higher security and no lay ins

And....doing over a year or two bit anywhere outside a whorehouse is no fun

The rare facility with no fence....I think even Yankton has a fence now....is still being locked up

Now I know youd be happy with more rock breaking and flogging and chain gangs

That ain’t gonna happen

Feds don’t want long term prisoners on out custody even if chained

You can judge civilization by toliet paper ....prisons...and landfills

No kidding

I can give you a tour of el reno.....Atlanta...Lewisburg...jesup...Miami....otisville...Manhattan MCC....and so forth if you like

Prison is still prison

You know what’s worse than prison....an urban county jail

Prison has order


24 posted on 10/29/2013 8:31:07 AM PDT by wardaddy (i loved White Queen)
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To: wardaddy

Somebody I know doing a double coffin for flying pot a bunch of times 30 years ago makes uniforms for 19 cents an hour. 64 years old and he’s going to die in prison for flying weed in the 1980s. He refused every deal, his code would not permit snitching, and he didn’t know anybody. He was no Bobby Seal, he was just a very busy pilot. Now he’s buried alive for life, for flying weed that’s not as good as what you can buy over the counter in Colorado today. He works every day he can, making uniforms, because it beats a 6X9 two-man cell.


25 posted on 10/29/2013 8:46:59 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

Yep...
This administration is letting some out

Over 60

Minimum 20 years served

And no OC jacket or links to killings

Duke Olsen and John Patrone and Charles Cunningham... are 3 I know released like that from RUD sentences

About the only this the white house assclown has done I agree with


26 posted on 10/29/2013 11:13:21 PM PDT by wardaddy (i loved White Queen)
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