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Ex-Chicago Ald. Sandi Jackson starts prison term in corruption case

Ex-Chicago Ald. Sandi Jackson starts prison term in corruption case

Former Chicago Ald. Sandi Jackson surrendered Tuesday to a prison camp in West Virginia to start a one-year term arising out of a public corruption case that brought down her husband, former Democratic Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.

Jackson, 52, entered the minimum-security camp in Alderson, W.Va., shortly before 11 a.m. Chicago time, said Edmond Ross, a spokesman for the Bureau of Prisons.

The facility once housed Martha Stewart and was nicknamed "Camp Cupcake" by the media during the domestic diva's five-month stay that ended in 2005.

Sandi Jackson was sentenced in Washington, D.C., in August 2013 on the same day as her husband. Jackson Jr. was given a...

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