Jesse Jackson Jr. was locked in solitary confinement after a guard “took exception” to the former congressman advising fellow prisoners of their rights, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. Jackson, the son of the civil rights leader, challenged the legitimacy of his detention and was awarded a transfer to a new facility.
He has been moved to a federal prison facility in Alabama following the dispute at the North Carolina prison where he was serving a 30-month sentence for misusing campaign funds.
Family of the ex-Illinois congressman confirmed to ABC Chicago over the weekend that Jackson was transferred to a minimum-security federal prison in Montgomeryfollowing disputes at the North Carolina prison that led to Jackson being placed in solitary confinement.
The Bureau of Prisons declined to provide the Chicago Tribune specifics over Jackson’s transfer, citing privacy and security reasons.
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