Jesse Jackson Jr. projected release date: Dec. 31, 2015
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 12:04pm
WASHINGTON--Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who started his 30-month sentence on Tuesday, has a projected release date of Dec. 31, 2015, according to the federal Bureau of Prisons website. That date makes the assumption Jackson will have almost two months shaved from his sentence for good behavior. Jackson is serving his time in a minimum security prison "camp" at the Butner prison complex in North Carolina. The facility does not have cells and inmates live in what a Butner spokesman said is "a dormitory style setting." The spokesman also said, "Camp inmates are afforded job opportunities throughout the complex with work details to include: outside garage, outside warehouse, unicor, orderly positions (inside the camp and the other facilities within the complex), grounds maintenance, electrical, laundry, tutor positions within education and food service. "The standard clothing issue to an inmate is khaki shirt and pants, underwear and socks." Unicor is the name for the Federal Prison Industries program. Jackson and his wife, Sandi, a former Chicago alderman, pleaded guilty in February to looting their campaign funds of $750,000 over seven years. Sandi Jackson, convicted of not paying income taxes on the money she stole, will serve a year sentence after her husband returns from Butner.