Skip to comments.Former Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr., Transferred After Prison Dispute
Posted on 04/06/2014 8:34:45 AM PDT by PBRCat
Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been moved from a federal prison in North Carolina to a minimum-security prison camp in Montgomery, Ala., after clashing with prison officials and being placed in solitary confinement, a source told the Chicago Sun-Times.
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.
It took about a month for the transfer to go through, the source said, and Jackson was moved to the prison camp at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama.
Jackson is serving a 21/2 -year sentence after pleading guilty to illegally using campaign money. He entered prison last October and is due to be released on Dec. 31, 2015, according to the Bureau of Prisons.
Rev. Jackson, reached in Tokyo, said his son, who suffers from bipolar disorder and depression, is doing much better.
Jackson also has been getting regular visits from his wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson, and their two children. Sandi Jackson, who also pleaded guilty to charges related to looting campaign funds, was sentenced to a year in prison and has been living in Washington. She will serve her time after her husband is released.
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“Don’t you know who my daddy is? He’s one of the justus brothers so you better watch out.”
Oh BS. He wasn’t advising anyone of anything other than how important he is.
He probably pissed someone off and they put him in protective custody to keep the story from being “Guards let Jackson Jr be raped in prison”.
The tale of brave exploits while falsely imprisoned is right out of the commie handbook. Bastards.
Revrunt Jesse Jr.....has been known to tell the truth ??
I thought prison disputes usually ended with missing teeth, or losing anal retentive-ness???
Not that I’ve been in prison, I have only heard about those potential outcomes...
And if he is dispensing legal advice in prison, even though he probably was dis-barred from whatever states he was licensed to practice law...
I thought a couple of things were more prevalent in prison...
Jesus always seems to be found on most death rows, and there are more lawyers in prison, than not...
Again, I have only heard these things...
Corruption seems to be the family business.
I think all congress critters are mentally ill, just that some are worse than others.
His daddy should be sharing his cell.
“What we have heah, is a failyuh to communicate.”
There goes the "Punishment" factor... Poor 'lil Jesse's only punishment at the "Club Fed" might comprise having to choose between lobster or steak! While enjoying conjugal visits and all the booze and drugs his muslim brotherhood protectors will supply...
"It's About the Money!: How You Can Get Out of Debt, Build Wealth, and Achieve Your Financial Dreams"
Real book, not a joke. You can buy a copy on Amazon for a penny plus shipping. Maybe you can get Jesse Jr. to sign for you if you live near the prison.
Jesse probably got stuffed in a prison washing machine.
electric chair the bastard
This guy might be a world famous piece of garbage... But he is basically a white collar criminal. Guilty of violating campaign laws. Why is he not in a minimum security prison?
And solitary confinement for 4-5 days for a non-violent issue? I actually feel sorry for him.
Must be enough left-over campaign money to pay for those frequent trips from Chicago to Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. Not to mention all the drugs and hookers that can now be slipped in.
He will be welcomed with open arms by his community and probably reelected after doing a fraction of his sentence.
What’s the over/under on BHO pardoning him as soon as possible?
I recall an snippet a few months back that Sr. hasn’t bothered to drop by to see him.
IF true, and I am skeptical the reason in the report, that guard needs to be transferred to Montgomery too, AS AN INMATE. If Jackson was doing nothing more than telling other inmates what their rights are, that guard is a very very evil person who should never be allowed to have any authority or another human being or even an animal and should be incarcerated for a long time to pay for what he did.
Hadn’t thought about that!
the bipolar aspects are uppity lawyer/ asshole
I'll throw in Boston's James Michael Curley, most notably a mayor, but also a former rep, pardoned by Truman.
“I actually feel sorry for him.”
We all do.
Unusual for a non violent issue...Yes...
He probably had become a huge PITA demanding special treatment and threatening retribution if he didn't get his way and the prison officials finally had enough of his BS and stuck in the hole to modify his behavior...
I actually feel sorry for him.
Don't... he would be the first guy to toss your ass in a re-education camp to modify your behavior and thoughts...
Not everything related to Cook County - or Chicago, is Breaking and/or Front page news.
These people are the stuff of farces. Gotta laugh to keep from going to the door and letting out a momentous yell.
Shouldn’t he be transferred to a state where he can prepare to run in a dem primary for congress?
Where would you classify it? Reverend Jackson is a national figure. Chicago is the third largest American city and the Chicago machine now has its candidate in the White House.
” Don’t you know who I am??”
“ ME NEITHER!! Woop-woop-wooop-wooop-woop-wooop!
Just because it happens in your backyard doesn’t make it Breaking/Frontpage. Just plain ol’ news is fine.
Okay, I am just trying to learn the protocols. Sometimes, there are stories that ought to be national, but the reports are treated locally and then buried.
Shouldnt he be transferred to a state where he can prepare to run in a dem primary for congress?
Good Point....Jr. probably wanted the transfer so he could claim residency in Alabama and run for the senate.
No problem. Thanks for asking.
The optimum outcome is that another inmate kill him in prison.
But he is basically a white collar criminal. Guilty of violating campaign laws. Why is he not in a minimum security prison?
He never quite made it back to Mayor of DC (there were too many other corrupt local politicians to take his place), but his worshipping constituents did elect him to a seat on the DC Council, a seat he's held ever since.