Jesse Jackson Jr. Could Leave Prison Soon

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Ex-Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. may be released from prison sooner than expected.

The convicted former Illinois representative will be eligible to leave federal prison in Alabama and serve the remainder of his term in a halfway house beginning Sept. 20, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Jackson’s new projected release date is Sept. 20, 2015 due to his completion of a treatment program. Originally, he was sentenced to two and a half years behind bars.

Jackson was sentenced last year for illegally spending campaign funds and recently paid the remaining $550,000 he owed the U.S. government. According to the Bureau of Prisons, his payment and new release date are not connected.

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