The Rev. Jesse Jackson leaves the wake of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton at the Calahan Funeral Home on February 8, 2013, in Chicago, Illinois. Hadiya was killed when a gunman opened fire on her and some friends as they stood under a shelter on a warm rainy afternoon in a park about a mile from President Obama's Chicago home. First lady Michelle Obama is expected to attend tomorrow's funeral with senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett and Education Secretary Arne Duncan. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson says his former congressman son is under strict medical supervision as he struggles with bipolar disorder “compounded by the stresses” of his legal troubles.

The elder Jackson released a statement Monday thanking those who have prayed for Jesse Jackson Jr. and his family. He also calls the hurt “indescribable.”

Federal prosecutors on Friday charged Jackson Jr. with conspiracy for allegedly spending $750,000 in campaign money on personal expenses. The Chicago Democrat’s wife, former alderman Sandra Jackson, was charged with filing false joint federal income tax returns.

Jackson Sr. says he also hopes his son’s apology will be accepted.

Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife both agreed to plead guilty. Their sentencing dates have not been set, but both face the possibility of several years in prison.

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