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Christmas in Jail

Posted by wlpo on December 26, 2010

The Rev. Jesse Jackson is challenging inmates nationwide to turn their lives around and register to vote. The longtime civil rights leader hosted an emotional and music-filled Christmas service for detainees at Cook County Boot Camp, a military-style program for non-violent offenders. It’s located on the same campus as Cook County Jail, the country’s largest single-site county jail. Jackson has addressed inmates on Christmas for more than thirty years. Detainee Christian Aguilar says boot camp has given him discipline. He graduates next month and found Jackson’s message inspiring. The 23-year-old suburban Chicago man pleaded guilty to DUI in 2008.

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