Jesse Jackson Jr. Has Been Doing a Lot of Writing in Prison

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Former Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., walks with his mother, Jacqueline lavinia Brown, as he leaves the US District Court in Washington, DC, August 14, 2013, following a sentencing hearing. Jackson was sentenced today to 30 months behind bars and his wife, Sandi, got a year in prison for separate felonies involving the misspending of about $750,000 in campaign funds. The Jacksons will be allowed to serve their sentences one at a time, with Jackson Jr. going first. In addition to the 2.5 years in prison, Jackson Jr. was sentenced to three years of supervised release. Sandi Jackson was ordered to serve 12 months of supervised release following her prison term.
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The former Illinois congressman, who is currently serving 30 months for spending campaign funds on elk heads and other things, recently informed AL.com that he has already completed two books, the compellingly titled The Last Campaign: A Memoir and The Tao of Jesus Christ. When the website asked Jackson for his thoughts on prison reform, he responded with "emails and a nine-page letter laying out a plan that calls for presidential pardons for all offenders who have served their time." (The latter was written by a fellow inmate.) It's good to keep busy.