Kilpatrick back to state prison as parole nears

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Posted: Apr 06, 2011 1:59 PM
Kilpatrick back to state prison as parole nears

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is back in a state prison.

Kilpatrick arrived Wednesday at the Cotton prison in Jackson County, a few hours after a judge approved a transfer from the federal prison in Milan. He's locked up for violating probation in a criminal case that forced him out of city hall in 2008.

Kilpatrick was housed at Milan to be close to his Detroit-area attorneys as he prepares for trial on federal corruption charges. But he needed to return to state prison to be considered for parole in July.

Kilpatrick was in a good mood in court, even joking with TV reporters about the favorite newscast among inmates at Milan. His new home is 80 miles west of Detroit.