Wife of ex-US Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves prison camp

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WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 14: Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife Sandi Jackson leave the federal court house after being sentenced to prison, August 14, 2013 in Washington, DC. Jackson was sentenced to 30 months in prison for using $750, 000 in campaign money to pay for living expenses and luxury items. His wife received a 12-month prison term. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

CHICAGO (AP) _ The wife of former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has left a federal prison camp about a month before she was scheduled to be released.

Sandi Jackson has a one-year sentence for filing false income tax returns and was held at the Federal Prison Camp at Alderson, West Virginia.

Prison spokeswoman Melissa Evans tells the Chicago Tribune that Jackson became eligible for home detention as of Tuesday but that her “full-time release date” is still Oct. 18 and she remains “under the jurisdiction” of the Federal Bureau of Prisons until then.

It was unclear where Jackson was Wednesday, and her attorneys did not respond to messages seeking comment.

Jackson’s husband also spent time in prison on their convictions, which were tied to $750,000 in illegal spending of campaign money on items from furs to vacations.