Jesse Jackon, Jr., given permission to travel to visit grandmother

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Thursday, August 20, 2015
Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WLS) -- Jesse Jackson, Jr., is being allowed to leave Washington D.C. to visit his grandmother.

A judge approved his request to travel to Greeneville, S.C., Friday through Monday.

He's been under house arrest for the past two months after spending time in a Baltimore halfway house.

Jackson served a two and a half year prison sentence for spending $750,000 dollars in campaign money on personal items.