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Jesse Jackson Jr. released from halfway house

Jesse Jackson Jr. released from halfway house

Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been released from a halfway house in Baltimore, where he'd been living since his release from an Alabama federal prison in March. Jackson was released from the Volunteers of America halfway house shortly before 9 a.m. EDT Monday and left in one of two black SUVs that were waiting for him. Jackson, 50, a former Democratic congressman from Chicago, entered prison on Oct. 29, 2013, after he was convicted for misuse of about $750,000 in campaign funds. He spent the money on vacations, furs, celebrity memorabilia, everyday goods and two mounted elk heads. He entered a halfway house in Baltimore on March 26 after spending about 17 months in...

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