WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has reunited with family members at his home in Washington, following his release today from a halfway house in Baltimore.
The former lawmaker had lived there for several months after serving more than two years in prison for spending $750,000 in campaign money on personal items. The Chicago Democrat will have to spend three years on supervised release. Family members say he’s expected to stay in Washington.
His father, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, says he’s “doing really well.”
At some point, it will be his wife’s turn to serve out her punishment on a related conviction. An attorney for Sandi Jackson isn’t commenting on that. And the elder Jackson said he doesn’t know when his daughter-in-law will have to report to prison.
She was sentenced to a year in prison for filing false joint federal income tax returns that knowingly understated the income the couple received. In a concession to the couple’s two children, a judge allowed the Jacksons to stagger their sentences, with the husband going first.
Jackson served in Congress from 1995 until he resigned in November 2012.