Jesse Jackson Jr. released from halfway house in Baltimore

Jesse Jackson Jr.

BALTIMORE (AP) – Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been released from a halfway house in Baltimore, where he’d been living since his release from an Alabama federal prison in March.

Jackson was released from the Volunteers of America halfway house shortly before 9 a.m. EDT Monday and left in one of two black SUVs that were there for him.

Jackson, an Illinois Democrat, moved into the halfway house from prison, where he was serving a two-and-a-half-year sentence for spending $750,000 in campaign money on personal items. Jackson pleaded guilty to one felony fraud count in February of 2013 and began his sentence in November.

Jackson is the son of civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

(Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s