Former Detroit mayor could be released in August

Jul 7, 2011

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will probably have to wait until the first week of August to be released from prison.

Kilpatrick’s release date was set to be no earlier than July 24th, but he wants to transfer his parole to Texas to be with his wife and children. This will require additional paperwork.  Russ Marlan is spokesperson for Michigan Department of Corrections.  

The Interstate Compact down to Texas, they have to investigate the home placement and look at employment opportunities. And it’s a formal transfer of supervision that it has to go through. That process adds a little bit of time.

Kilpatrick was sentenced to prison in early 2010 for violating terms of his probation. He is currently at the G. Robert Cotton Correctional facility in Jackson. Marlan says on the day of Kilpatrick’s release, he will go through standard procedures for parole.