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.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?
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 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.