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Former US Rep. Jesse Jackson says he's happy to be home after serving prison sentence


CHICAGO — Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is back at his family's Washington, D.C., home after leaving a halfway house where he lived after leaving federal prison.

Jackson tells The Associated Press that it's a great day to be home and with his family and friends.

The Chicago Democrat left the Volunteers of America halfway house in Baltimore on Monday morning. Federal Bureau of Prison officials say his home confinement is expected to last until Sept. 20.

Jackson served a 2½-year sentence for spending $750,000 in campaign money on personal items. He pleaded guilty to one felony fraud count in 2013.

About a month after Jackson's home confinement ends, his wife, former Chicago Alderwoman Sandi Jackson, is expected to surrender to serve her time for a related conviction.

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