Sandi Jackson, former 7th Ward alderman and wife of former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., was released from prison to a halfway house Tuesday.
Jackson was serving a one-year sentence in a West Virginia prison for filing false income tax returns. She pleaded guilty to her charge three years ago and in consideration of her and husband’s two children, served her sentence after his was completed for spending campaign money for personal use. She became eligible for home confinement and was released one month early on her 53rd birthday. The Jackson children have stayed in the family’s Washington, D.C. home throughout both sentences.
Federal officials said that Jackson will be monitored until Oct. 18 — her final release date.