2014 readers choice results
Article updated: 10/29/2013 5:10 PM

Madoff, Burge among Jackson's fellow inmates

  • Article
text size: AAA
By Associated Press

Jesse Jackson Jr.'s fellow inmates at his new prison home in North Carolina include Wall Street financier Bernie Madoff and a former Chicago police commander convicted of lying about torture.

Prison officials said Tuesday the ex-congressman has entered the federal facility to start serving a 2 1/2-year term for spending $750,000 in campaign money on personal items.

The 48-year-old is now Inmate No. 32451-016 at the Butner Correctional Center. It's in a wooded area 30 miles north of Raleigh, N.C.

The Bureau of Prisons says Wall Street fraudster Madoff is also at Butner. So is former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge, convicted of lying about police torture of suspects.

The complex includes high- and low-level security sections, so it's unclear if Jackson will have contact with Madoff and Burge.

Comments ()
We are now using Facebook comments to offer a more inclusive, social and constructive discussion. Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.

This article filed under

Latest Video

MostViewed

Today
Yesterday
Most Commented

MarketsReport

DHExtras

   
  • Newspaper next section - Newspaper next section Report card checker - report card checker
  • Dh innovation award 2 - Dh innovation award 2 Zillow /real estate page
  • Discuss refer On Guard series
  • Newspaper archives -- Monday or anyday Mike North

FacebookActivity

BusinessDirectory

Connect with a business or service in your area fast. First select a town, then enter a search term or choose one of the listed popular searches:

Don't see your town listed? Visit our full directory to begin your search.