Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Transferred After Prison Dispute

In this Aug. 14, 2013 file photo, former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., leaves federal court in Washington after being sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for misusing $750,000 in campaign funds. A Bureau of Prisons spokesperson said Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, that Jackson has reported to a federal prison in North Carolina to serve his term. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

[Chicago Sun-Times]

In this Aug. 14, 2013 file photo, former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., leaves federal court in Washington after being sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for misusing $750,000 in campaign funds. A Bureau of Prisons spokesperson said Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, that Jackson has reported to a federal prison in North Carolina to serve his term. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
In this Aug. 14, 2013 file photo, former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., leaves federal court in Washington after being sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for misusing $750,000 in campaign funds. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been moved from a federal prison in North Carolina to a minimum-security prison camp in Montgomery, Ala., after clashing with prison officials and being placed in solitary confinement, a source told the Chicago Sun-Times.

The 49-year-old former Chicago congressman had been advising other inmates in North Carolina about their rights in prison, according to the source, who said a guard took exception to that.

As a result, the longtime South Side politician was placed in solitary confinement for four or five days more than a month ago, the source said.

A hearing was held, the source said, and Jackson was cleared of any wrongdoing and asked for a transfer to another prison.

The source said family members were concerned about Jackson’s welfare after the incident and went to visit him in prison.

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