Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Must Be Nice...

I guess some animals are more equal than others...

Former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. makes his prison choice known
CHICAGO – Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has said where he wants to serve time for illegally spending $750,000 in campaign funds.

Jackson is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday. Lawyers for the Illinois Democrat say they will ask the sentencing judge that he be housed in an Alabama prison camp, or a prison in North Carolina.
I'm trying to figure out the Alabama prison camp part.The NC jail makes sense in that he's got family in the area, but I'm trying to figure out the angle on the AL camp. Maybe to increase the likelihood of getting the NC slot?

I didn't realize that there was an option when you committed a crime. I thought you just went wherever the judge sent you - I assumed it was close to where the crime was committed or where you lived. Shows you what I know!

There's no information on where Mrs. Jackson Jr. will be going - she's looking at 18 months for falsifying her tax returns. You've got to figure the evidence must have been pretty damning - Both Jesse Jackson Jr. *and* his wife prosecuted together? The state must have had an ironclad case and truckloads of evidence.

Maybe they'll get to pick a nice tony minimum security place in Hawaii...

That is all.

10 comments:

Rob said...

Last I heard Oahu only had one lockup on the island, the state prison. Everybody went there...

At least that's what they told me when I was stationed there.

Dave H said...

Maybe the Alabama Club Fed has a better golf course.

More seriously, if they're trying to rehabilitate a convict it would make sense to at least get his input before deciding where to send him. If it's a reasonable request and there are some clear advantages to it, why not?

Plus there may be some "I don't want his dad demonstrating on my doorstep" going on, too.

Stretch said...

The Alabama Prison Farm will look GREAT on his resume.
No, seriously. Working the Southern fields under the watchful I of an overseer. Hands calloused by hard labor. Oppressed by The Man.

JJ jr. will have a lock on the first Illinois election held after his release.

Skul said...

"throw me in the briar patch", said Brer rabbit.

I hear North Dakota is nice in the winter.

neal said...

Long term thinking. Votes, and Koolaid Handed Luke, he probably is looking for that whole I was doubled down on by the Man. Not mentioning the part where that was just him with the shotgun, and Raybans. It is a hell of a thing to see the past being spun, and the present. What is the future, well, that is lawyers, that is what they get paid for.

Or maybe there is some cheap gangster properties in the area, and connections are needed. Maybe some JayJayJr uniforms, that is probably a profitable contract.

lee n. field said...

Send his butt to Marion.

Formynder said...

Or better yet, send him to Tent City Jail in AZ. No A/C, bland food, no TV, labor... It'll be good for him, build character that he so obviously needs.

Old NFO said...

I vote for Merion or Attica...

Skul said...

Always a pleasure to see a favored blogger show up.
JayG must have done something right for a change.

Good morning NFO, a pleasure to run into you

TOTWTYTR said...

The Federal Bureau of Prisons has a procedure for prisoner assignment.

http://tinyurl.com/kbqea5z

From their scoring system, he'll likely go to a minimum security facility.