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.