Kwame Kilpatrick leaves Michigan as a federal prisoner with a 2037 release date
Ex-mayor at Federal Transfer Center in Oklahoma
3:37 PM, Jan 15, 2014
7:28 AM, Jan 16, 2014
(WXYZ) - Detroit's former mayor has officially left Michigan as a federal prisoner and he likely won't return to his home state for decades.
Kwame Kilpatrick has been moved to the Federal Transfer Center in Oklahoma City. It's not clear which federal facility he will ultimately serve his prison term in, but he has requested to be incarcerated in Texas. The ex-mayor's wife and children are living in Texas.
Judge Nancy Edmunds sentenced Kilpatrick to 28 years in federal prison for his convictions on racketeering, bribery, extortion, mail and wire fraud, and tax crimes.
The federal Bureau of Prisons is showing Kilpatrick's release date as August 1, 2037. That calculates to about 24 years, because BOP officials say it is standard practice to include a prisoner's time served along with his projected credit for Good Conduct Time (GCT).
If Kilpatrick doesn't maintain "clear conduct," his release date would become March 10, 2041.