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Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., 48, was sentenced to 30 months in prison on Wednesday, August 14, 2013. "I still, believe in the power of forgiveness. I believe in the power of redemption. Today I manned up and tried to accept responsibility for the error of my ways," he said before climbing into a waiting vehicle.

Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., 48, was sentenced to 30 months in prison on Wednesday, August 14, 2013. "I still, believe in the power of forgiveness. I believe in the power of redemption. Today I manned up and tried to accept responsibility for the error of my ways," he said before climbing into a waiting vehicle.

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Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., once a rising Democratic star whose political fortunes imploded over the use of campaign finances to support lavish personal spending, was sentenced to 30 months in prison on Wednesday.