Kwame Kilpatrick cites injured knee as reason to be released from Milan prison

(WXYZ) - Kwame Kilpatrick is asking to be freed from prison again. This time it's because of his knee.

Kilpatrick's attorney, Jim Thomas says he hurt his knee and needs surgery. Thomas says Kilpatrick's inability to move around makes him a target for attack.

Thursday, Thomas asked a federal appeals court to release Kilpatrick from the Milan prison, arguing that he is not a flight risk.

This comes just days after Kilpatrick filed a motion asking for new trial, claiming he was denied the right to effective council.

Kilpatrick was ordered to be locked up while he awaits his sentence for corruption.

A judge has already denied several previous requests by Kilpatrick to be released on bond since his March conviction.

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