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Detroit ex-mayor Kilpatrick won't be leaving prison early

Kwame Kilpatrick mugshot
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Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick isn't leaving prison early. The federal government says Kilpatrick, who is serving a 28-year sentence for corruption, has been turned down for home confinement during the coronavirus pandemic. The brief statement came four days after a Detroit-area pastor and the Ebony Foundation announced that Kilpatrick would be leaving the prison in Oakdale, Louisiana. It has been hit hard by the coronavirus and COVID-19. The Bureau of Prisons is supposed to give priority to inmates who have served a much larger share of their sentence than Kilpatrick. He's served 25%.