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OCT 29, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Ex-congressman reports to North Carolina prison

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has entered a North Carolina federal prison at least several days early to begin serving a 2 1/2-year prison term for misusing campaign funds, a prison official said Tuesday. Jackson, who pleaded guilty in February to conspiring to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on furs, cigars, celebrity memorability and other personal items, reported to Butner Correctional Center near Raleigh, N.C., said Ed Ross, another prison spokesman. Federal prison guidelines indicate the former legislator with a fondness for luxury will be assigned a cell ... Read More

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