Disgraced former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will be granted early release from a federal prison where he is serving a 28-year sentence for corruption and currently in quarantine due to the coronavirus, according to a Michigan state lawmaker.
"He said that he was being released," Whitsett said.
He will be among 3,000 inmates granted release due to the spread of the coronavirus within the federal prison system.
Kilpatrick, 49, served as Detroit's mayor from 2002 to 2008.
"However, when looking at his sentence in comparison to other public officials in public corruption cases who were convicted and sentenced around the same time, you see the unfairness of Mr. Kilpatrick's sentence."