Former Detroit mayor begins 28-year sentence in El Reno

Disgraced former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is beginning his 28-year prison sentence in an Oklahoma prison, according to U.S. Bureau of Prisons records. The inmate list showed Wednesday that Kilpatrick had been transferred to a medium-security federal prison in El Reno.
by Silas Allen Modified: January 22, 2014 at 7:33 pm •  Published: January 23, 2014
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Disgraced former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is beginning his prison sentence in an Oklahoma prison, according to U.S. Bureau of Prisons records.

The bureau's inmate list showed Wednesday that Kilpatrick had been transferred to the medium-security federal prison in El Reno. The prison houses about 1,200 male inmates.

Kilpatrick, 43, was housed last week at Oklahoma City Federal Transfer Center, which houses federal inmates as they move between prisons.

Kilpatrick is serving a 28-year sentence after being convicted in March of racketeering conspiracy, fraud, extortion and tax crimes. During his trial, prosecutors said Kilpatrick ran Detroit's city government like a criminal enterprise.

During his sentencing, a federal judge recommended Kilpatrick serve his sentence in Texas, where his family lives. Kilpatrick resigned as mayor in 2008 and had been living in the Dallas area since then.

Contributing: The Associated Press


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by Silas Allen
General Assignment/Breaking News Reporter
Silas Allen is a news reporter for The Oklahoman. He is a Missouri native and a 2008 graduate of the University of Missouri.
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