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Jesse Jackson Jr. Released from Halfway House in Baltimore

by The Associated Press /  / Updated 
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Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves the Volunteers of America halfway house in Baltimore, where he'd been living since his release from an Alabama federal prison in March, on June 22. Jackson was convicted in 2013 for misuse of campaign funds.Jose Luis Magana / AP

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BALTIMORE — 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 there for him.

Image: Jesse Jackson Jr
Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves the Volunteers of America halfway house in Baltimore, where he'd been living since his release from an Alabama federal prison in March, on June 22. Jackson was convicted in 2013 for misuse of campaign funds.Jose Luis Magana / AP

Jackson, an Illinois Democrat, moved into the halfway house from prison, where he was serving a two-and-a-half-year sentence for spending $750,000 in campaign money on personal items. Jackson pleaded guilty to one felony fraud count in February of 2013 and began his sentence in November.

Jackson is the son of civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

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