Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Transferred After Prison Dispute | Roland Martin Reports

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Transferred After Prison Dispute

Source: Michael Sneed and Lynn Sweet / Chicago Sun-Times

Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been moved from a federal prison in North Carolina to a minimum-security prison camp in Montgomery, Ala., after clashing with prison officials and being placed in solitary confinement, a source told the Chicago Sun-Times.

The 49-year-old former Chicago congressman had been advising other inmates in North Carolina about their rights in prison, according to the source, who said a guard took exception to that.

As a result, the longtime South Side politician was placed in solitary confinement for four or five days more than a month ago, the source said.

A hearing was held, the source said, and Jackson was cleared of any wrongdoing and asked for a transfer to another prison.

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  • Of course a guard took offense, but his role is to guard the prisoners. So many people always want to make decisions above their pay grade.

    Lesson here is the reason there are no more Indians is because everybody wants to be the chief, even when they are not qualified for the position.

    #peoplearecrazy

  • Of course a guard took offense, but his role is to guard the prisoners. So many people always want to make decisions above their pay grade.

    Lesson here is the reason there are no more Indians is because everybody wants to be the chief, even when they are not qualified for the position.

    #peoplearecrazy

  • Of course a guard took offense, but his role is to guard the prisoners. So many people always want to make decisions above their pay grade.

    Lesson here is the reason there are no more Indians is because everybody wants to be the chief, even when they are not qualified for the position.

    #peoplearecrazy

  • whitey can only keep hims locked down so long and he be out soon – time ta get on de ballot JJ – we votin yo back in muh man!