Federal Prison

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., after pleading guilty to misusing $750,000 in campaign funds on personal purchases. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Former Colleagues Reflect On Jackson Jr. Downfall

When Jesse Jackson Jr. left the federal courthouse on Wednesday, facing 30 months in federal prison, it marked a turnaround some of his former colleagues never saw coming.

08/15/2013

This car was seen driving away from the federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind., around the time former Gov. George Ryan would have been leaving the facility, but it's unclear if this is the vehicle he was in when he left. (Credit: Jason Niebrugge for CBS)

How Did Ryan Sneak Past Reporters As He Left Prison?

It was no secret former Gov. George Ryan would be leaving the federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind., on Wednesday to head to a Chicago halfway house, but he still managed to slip past dozens of reporters and photographers staked outside the prison.

01/30/2013

Former Illinois Governor George Ryan speaks to the news media at the federal courthouse following a verdict of guilty on all counts in his corruption trial April 17, 2006  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Former Gov. Ryan Spending Last Full Day In Federal Prison

Former Gov. George Ryan was set to be released from the federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind., on Wednesday, and transferred to a halfway house on the Near West Side early Wednesday to complete his sentence.

CBS Chicago–01/29/2013

Former Outfit member Frank Calabrese Jr. talks with CBS 2 about federal prison. (CBS)

Former Outfit Member Advises Blago ‘Think Of Your Kids’ To Survive Behind Bars

CBS 2’s Rob Johnson talks with former Outfit member Frank Calabrese Jr., who has some thoughts about ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s impending prison term.

12/15/2011

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (L) addresses the media while wife Patti Blagojevich holds back tears at the Dirksen Federal Building after he was sentenced to 14 years in prison. (Credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Lawyer Asks Judge To Endorse Blagojevich For Rehab

Rod Blagojevich’s attorneys have asked to have him placed in a drug and alcohol abuse program when he starts his 14-year prison sentence for corruption, though they aren’t saying if the former Illinois governor has a problem or if it’s a legal move.

12/14/2011

Rod and Patti Blagojevich enter their home after the former governor was sentenced to 14 years in prison. (Credit: Getty Images)

What Life Will Be Like In Prison For Rod Blagojevich

When Rod Blagojevich put his Ravesnwood Manor home on the market, the 3,800 square foot home was described as being “built like a fortress.” So is a federal prison.

12/09/2011

Betty Loren-Maltese (left); James Laski; Scott Fawell (CBS)

Loren-Maltese, Laski, Fawell Advise Blago: Check Your Ego At The Prison Gate

Some well-known figures who were imprisoned for political corruption have sobering advice for ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich as he prepares to spend 14 years behind federal bars.

12/07/2011

Real Estate (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Man Gets Over 7 Years For Property Selling Scheme

A Chicago man was sentenced to more than 7 years in federal prison for posing as a federal government official in a scheme to sell properties he did not own out from underneath the real owners.

01/20/2011

Ed Vrdolyak

Ed Vrdolyak Reports To Prison

Former Ald. Edward “Fast Eddie” Vrdolyak has reported to federal prison to serve his sentence for mail fraud.

CBS Chicago–01/19/2011

George Ryan

Appeals Court: No Bail For George Ryan

Judges say Ryan’s attorneys can still ask federal prison officials to allow the ex-governor to make an extended visit to his terminally ill wife.

01/10/2011