By LINDSAY WELBERS
Former Hyde Park Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. reported to prison last week, four days early.
Jackson was ordered by the court to report to the federal correctional center in Butner, N.C., on Nov. 1. He was initially turned away when he attempted to report on Monday, Oct. 28. He was admitted around 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29.
Jackson will serve a 30-month sentence for misusing $750,000 in campaign funds. His wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson (7th) pleaded guilty to filing false tax returns and will serve her 12-month sentence after her husband is freed.
His projected release date is Dec. 31, 2015, assuming he receives the full 54 days off for which he is eligible for good behavior.
Before entering prison, Jackson issued a statement encouraging people to visit or write.
He can be reached by writing to: Jesse L. Jackson, Jr.; Reg. No. 32451-016; FCI Butner Medium I Satellite Camp; P.O. Box 1000; Butner, N.C., 27509.