Jackson Jr. and wife face prison Wednesday

By WEEK Producer

August 14, 2013 Updated Aug 14, 2013 at 10:06 AM CDT

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife are set to be sentenced Wednesday for misuse of campaign funds.

Jackson Jr. faces up to four years in federal prison. Jackson's lawyers had said the former Congressman's bipolar diagnosis might lead to a lighter prison sentence. The Bureau of Prisons responded to that Tuesday by saying prison doctors can treat him.

Prosecutors want Jackson's wife, former Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, to serve 18 months. She would like to get community service. "Martha's Table," a Washington food pantry has offered to take her on as a volunteer if she is sentenced to community service.

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