After serving a two and half year prison sentence, former Rep. Patrick Kennedy says former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will be released from federal prison today (March 26).
Kennedy, a mental health advocate, spoke to USA Today and confirmed that Jackson will spend the rest of his sentence in a halfway house in Washington D.C.
Commenting on his in-person visit, Kennedy told the publication that Jackson had a “hopeful spirit” while mentioning that the Jackson spoke with him about the “felonization” of black men during their visit.
Jackson, the son of civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson, has been in prison since October 2013. He ended up behind bars after pleading guilty to using campaign money to buy more than $750,000 worth of luxury items.