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Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves prison for halfway house: 'He'll do well'
Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves prison for halfway house: 'He'll do well'

Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. left an Alabama prison early Thursday after serving a year and a half for illegally spending $750,000 in campaign funds on furs, vacations and other luxury items. The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. said the family was "ebullient" as they greeted the younger Jackson on his release. "We were extremely sad when he had to go away, and there's a great joy with reunion," Jackson said. "And he's strong, and he'll do well." The father declined to specify their destination. Prison officials also declined to say where the ex-congressman would serve out the remainder of his 2 1/2-year term, though a friend said Jackson Jr....

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