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According to a recent court filing, Jackson is refinancing his home and will wire $550,000 to the U.S. Marshals on or before June 1. Jackson issued a check to the Feds for $200,000 last year.
Jackson is serving a 30 month sentence for misusing campaign funds. As part of Jackson’s guilty plea, he must pay $750,000.
Jackson and wife Sandi own homes in both Washington D.C. and Chicago.
The couple had considered selling their D.C. but later decided against it.
Jackson was recently in the news after a dispute led to him to being transferred to a different prison.
Jesse Jackson Jr. was transferred from a North Carolina prison to an Alabama prison after getting involved in a dispute which led to the former congressman being placed in solitary confinement.
Jackson was reportedly teaching his fellow inmates about their rights while in prison when a guard “took exception to that”, according to the Chicago Sun Times.
Jackson had originally listed the Alabama prison as his first choice during sentencing, mainly because it has a treatment program that could aid Jackson with his bipolar disorder.
Jackson’s sister, Santita Jackson, told the Sun-Times that her brother wanted to make a “contribution” while in prison and that’s what he was doing by teaching prisoners about their rights.
“He wanted to be of service to people serving time with him,” she said.
“He’s been very disciplined in his health-recovery regimen,” Jackson’s father, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, told the Sun-Times. “He’s been doing a lot of reading and writing.”