TIME Omits Party Label for Disgraced Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.)

October 29th, 2013 3:09 PM

She had four paragraphs to work with, yet Time magazine's Madison Gray found no space to note disgraced former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s political affiliation.

The Illinois Democrat is in the news again today as he entered prison Tuesday morning to begin serving his 2 1/2-year long sentence. Here's how Gray reported it for the "Nation" section of his magazine's website:


Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. entered a federal prison Tuesday morning to begin a 30-month sentence in the corruption case that derailed his promising political career.

Jackson had to first clear up some bureaucratic confusion, the Chicago Tribune reports. He came to prison Monday but was turned away because he had showed up a few days early.

Jackson, who pleaded guilty in August to misusing more than $750,000 in campaign funds. The son of civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, Jackson Jr. must pay $750,000 in restitution and is selling his home in Washington D.C.

His wife Sandra, a former Chicago alderman who pleaded guilty to filing false tax returns, will begin serving her one-year sentence after Jackson’s term is done.