CHICAGO - Former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. was moved to a minimum security prison in Alabama last week after he spent five days in solitary confinement after a clash with federal prison officials in North Carolina.
The prison officials reported that Jackson was advising fellow prisoners of their legal rights and creating problems among the prison population. A hearing was held, Jackson was cleared of any wrongdoing, and asked to be transferred out of the North Carolina facility to Maxwell Air Force Base's prison facility in Alabama to serve the remainder of his 2 1/2 year sentence.
Jackson's family has visited him on several occasions, and his wife Sandi awaits serving 18 months in federal prison after Jackson is released. Both Jacksons pled guilty to misusing campaign contributions.