DETROIT (WXYZ) - Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick says he loves living in Texas and has “...absolutely no intentions of living anywhere else.”
That is what he wrote in an email to his parole officer last month. It is just one of several emails obtained by 7 Action News.
Kilpatrick has been living in Texas with his family, following his release from jail on his perjury conviction.
The Texas Department of Corrections transferred his case here because Kilpatrick spends most of his time in Detroit where he is on trial for racketeering.
Kilpatrick is required to have regular contact with the Michigan Department of Corrections.
In another email Kilpatrick wrote: “I’m often thought of as a Detroiter, but I am not. My life, family and residency is in Texas.”
A Michigan Department of Corrections spokesperson told 7 Action News that it is unusual for parolees to contact their officers by email. Most parolees contact them by phone.
Kilpatrick also complained about the media getting access to his emails and reporting on his travel, where he is staying when in Detroit, and how he is paying for it.
“This puts my mom’s home in potential danger, as well as her and myself,” writes Kilpatrick.
Kilpatrick’s parole officer wrote back that the Department of Corrections is subject to the freedom of information act . The parole officer also wrote, "In regards to your life being in danger or any other family member, please provided me with any and all information pertaining to any threats."
Copyright 2012 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
More from The Investigators
The Scripps News investigative team uncovered 170,000 records containing personal information like social security numbers, birth dates, social security cards, drivers licenses and food stamp cards.
While looking into companies participating in the program, The Scripps News investigative team discovered more than 170,000 records posted online listing sensitive information such as Social Security numbers, home addresses and financial accounts of customers and applicants of Lifeline.
In Wayne County, scores of convicted felons guilty of dangerous crimes are being given what critics say is a get out of jail free card. Are the judges letting them out violating Michigan's penal code?