Its a sad week for the family of former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his constituents in Chicago.
By Lewis W. Diuguid
The Kansas City Star
On Wednesday, Jackson was sentenced to two and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to spending $750,000 in campaign funds on luxury items. His wife, Sandra Jackson, received a one year sentence.
The two will serve their time so that their children will have one parent in the home. The former 48-year-old lawmaker will go first.
The unfortunate thing is it will draw out the prison time for everyone in the family.
Jackson had been hospitalized earlier for treatment of a mental illness. He resigned his office last November.
His going to prison is a sad end to what could have been a good political career.