According to a press release issued Monday, Jackson Jr. was accompanied to Butner by his former colleague U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield and his attorney. However, Congressman Butterfield tells us that there was an administrative problem with paperwork at Butner that is still being worked out.
Jackson Jr. is sentenced to 30 months in prison plus three years' probation after pleading guilty to misusing campaign funds. Jackson Jr. is also required to pay back $750,000, the amount of campaign cash he illegally used to buy personal items. A court filing on Friday gave Jackson Jr. until June 1, 2014 to pay back the funds.
Butner has medical facilities devoted in part to mental health issues. Jackson Jr. has claimed that his campaign money spending abuse was driven by his bipolar disease.
Butner is a federal prison facility located 25 miles outside Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.