DURHAM, N.C. -- Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. reported to federal prison in North Carolina Tuesday morning to begin his 30-month sentence.
Jackson, who served in congress for 17 years and is a son of the Rev. Jesse Jackson, was convicted two months ago of misusing $750,000 in campaign funds to support a lavish lifestyle.
He resigned from his House seat in November 2012 citing mental and physical health problems, including bipolar disorder.
He tried to report to prison on Monday but was turned away because he showed up earlier than expected.
The Butner Federal Correctional Complex near Durham, N.C. is home to several high-profile prisoners including disgraced ponzi scheme operator Bernie Madoff.