Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Former Detroit Mayor Sentenced

Kilpatrick Sentenced to Jail


Surrounded by his family and friends, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced to 120 days in jail. Wayne County Circuit Court Judge David Groner also ruled that Kilpatrick will not be eligible for an early release. [snip]

Kilpatrick is being sentenced after pleading to two counts of felony obstruction of justice in his perjury case, a deal that calls for 120 days in jail, paying the city $1 million in restitution and five years on probation during which he can’t run for office.

The sentence is part of his no-contest plea to the assault of two investigators.

Wayne County Circuit Court Judge David Groner is presiding. [snip] When Kilpatrick arrives at the jail, he will be processed just like any other inmate. That will include a strip search, after which he will be given a standard jail uniform.

Once he is processed, Kilpatrick will be placed in a segregated cell, away from the general population. However he will not receive any special treatment. Kilpatrick will spend 23 hours a day in the cell, eating meals that will be given to him through a slot in the doorway.

Kilpatrick will have one hour a day for recreation. If he is indoors, he will be allowed to walk or jog, shoot baskets on the basketball court, or lift weights. If he chooses to go outside, the recreation will take place in a secured open-air area. Choosing to go outside costs two days worth of recreation time, meaning the next day he would spend all 24 hours in his cell, and not receive the hour of recreation time.

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