(SUNTIMES) — Disgraced former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. reported to federal prison Monday to begin serving his 2 1/2 year sentence — and his lawyer is already planning on coordinating visits from family, politicians and religious leaders, including Minister Louis Farrakhan.

In an unusual twist, after dodging the media for more than a year, Jackson issued a news release announcing his surrender to a North Carolina prison facility, his expected visitor list and even a mailing address for those wishing to write to him.

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