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Jesse Jackson Jr. Enters Prison Following Mix-Up

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“He is in our custody, as of about a minute ago,” Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke told the newspaper, saying he didn't know how Jackson was allowed to enter custody Tuesday.

The former congressman attempted to report early to Butner Federal Correctional Complex in Butner, N.C. on Monday, but was apparently turned away after running into a paperwork issue. The court that sentenced Jackson ordered him to surrender no earlier than Friday.