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By Kent Cooper Posted at 2:36 p.m. on Oct. 29, 2013
Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. , D-Ill., started his first day in prison with roughly 899 days to go before release.
Jackson was sentenced to 30 months in prison, and started today in a federal prison camp in Butner, North Carolina.
Jackson pleaded guilty to misuse of $750,000 in campaign funds. View Roll Call article.
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