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Posted on Mon, Mar 18, 2013 : 2:26 p.m.

Kwame Kilpatrick the latest in a long line of infamous inmates at Milan federal prison

By Kyle Feldscher

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is now a Milan resident, although his prison cell is probably not the quiet home he’d enjoy.


Ex- Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick peers out from the Theodore Levin Federal U.S. Courthouse in Detroit following his 6-month-long corruption trial in which Kilpatrick was found guilty on 24 of 30 counts.

Tanya Moutzalias | MLive

As the Monroe News points out, Kilpatrick is just the latest in long line of famous names to be held in the Federal Correctional Institution at Milan.

A report in the Monroe News details the history of the prison holding famous inmates, including the wives and girlfriends of notorious criminals, terrorists, hackers and Hollywood producers.

Kilpatrick and former Detroit contractor Bobby Ferguson were convicted last week on federal corruption charges. Kilpatrick was found guilty on 24 of 30 counts and Ferguson was found guilty on nine of 11 counts. They were ordered to the Milan prison to await their sentences.

It's the second time Kilpatrick has been in the Milan prison — he was there in 2010 during a previous trial.

There are more than 1,500 inmates at the prison.

Read the full Monroe News report here.

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for He can be reached at or you can follow him on Twitter.


Jack Manning

Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 3:26 p.m.

Ah! His new digs. Good place for him.....keeps him out trouble. His mama Cheeks-Kilpatrick has had no comment about her lack of parenting skills. Bernard Kilpatrick of course is proud of his chip-off-the-old block .


Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 10:30 a.m.

I love that picture. Had to do a double take and realized after really looking at it? He looks P O'd. Have fun in Milan Kwame.

Joslyn at the U

Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 1:07 a.m.

Couldn't happen to a nicer guy


Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 12:07 a.m.

I hope he likes steel bars.


Mon, Mar 18, 2013 : 11:52 p.m.

Well to get back to the subject of the article, I just read that Kwame has filed...well his attorney paid by US filed... a long request to travel to Texas to visit his family before his sentencing! The arrogance. The denial. I am in shock. Wouldn't every inmate love to be able to go home from prison to visit? And there are those who are truly sorry for their offenses and are more deserving than him!


Sun, Mar 24, 2013 : 1:25 a.m.

And, @Cash, I just read yesterday that the judge denied Kilpatrick's motion to be able to travel to Texas (see ), no surprise to me. And all that emotional turmoil on your part for a simple request. Oh, dear. May you have greater equanimity in the future.


Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 2 p.m.

Yeah Cash, my heart melts like butter in the microwave. Not.


Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 1:33 a.m.

Completely agree..he continues with his sense of entitlement...and limited accountability..Unbelievable!!


Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 1:04 a.m.

Cash, you're in shock?! According to your post, there's only a submission of a request (not really shock material), not a granting of such a request (at least not yet). If your comment is not hyperbole, you'd better lie down and call 911. Stat!

An Arborigine

Mon, Mar 18, 2013 : 10:28 p.m.

Props to Kyle for doing his job. I for one am glad the general public cannot comment on my daily work!


Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 12:15 a.m.

good one


Mon, Mar 18, 2013 : 10:21 p.m.

Yes. yes, is a pretty poor excuse for a "newspaper". But I for one was grateful for the link to the Monroe News article.


Mon, Mar 18, 2013 : 10:06 p.m.

Lets cut Kyle some slack. How many of you read any newspaper? Ever see how many stories are from AP or Reuters? NO newspaper or online newspaper sends out their own reporters for every story!

Kyle Feldscher

Mon, Mar 18, 2013 : 9:58 p.m.

I missed that Morty chimed in. Four!

Kyle Feldscher

Mon, Mar 18, 2013 : 9:43 p.m.

Any day that three fictional characters post disapproving comments on a brief I wrote is a good day.


Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 1:58 p.m.

Absolutely, Kyle, why can't they use their real names or at least a reasonable facsimile thereof? BTW, before anyone blasts me, Mady is my nickname, a shortened version of Madeleine......


Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 1:50 a.m.



Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 1:04 a.m.

Have you read the Thursday Next book series? If not, you should!

Morty Seinfeld

Mon, Mar 18, 2013 : 9:42 p.m.

I guess it is the day after St. Paddy's Day...I guess everyone is allowed to "phone it in" every once and a while!

Howard Beale

Mon, Mar 18, 2013 : 9:22 p.m.

Hey Burgandy & Monty Burns, go easy on these's obviously a volunteer position....these people can't be getting paid to write this stuff, can they?

C. Montgomery Burns

Mon, Mar 18, 2013 : 9:11 p.m.

That's right, Mr. Burgandy. It's the journalistic equivalent of tuning in the NBC Nightly News and having Brian Williams say, "why don't we all tune to ABC World News Tonight right now and we'll see what Dianne Sawyer has to say about today's events!"


Mon, Mar 18, 2013 : 9:11 p.m.

Give him the floor too sleep on, No blankets, rag clothes OOPS uniforms for jail birds. Prove to him what he did to his town good old Detroit.......

Ron Burgandy

Mon, Mar 18, 2013 : 8:58 p.m.

"Great story. Compelling, and rich." So basically it's an article telling us that if we want to find out what the story is about (who the long list of infamous inmates were), we need to read the Monroe News. Got it.


Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 1:02 a.m.

hey, Link Farms are a protected area of the AA Greenbelt.


Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 12:42 a.m.

"You're" a bright one jcj, keep up the good work.


Mon, Mar 18, 2013 : 10:59 p.m.

Ron Maybe your used to getting your news from the enquirer! I hear they do ALL their own stories.

An Arborigine

Mon, Mar 18, 2013 : 8:36 p.m.

It's gonna take a lot 25 cents an hour labor to repay the City of Detroit all the dollars stolen.


Mon, Mar 18, 2013 : 8:19 p.m.

He's able-bodied, put him out there with other inmates picking up Trash along the highways!


Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 1:55 p.m.

@craig, sadly, I think you're right but it still amuses me to visualize "hizzoner", wearing an orange jumpsuit, picking up trash along the highways, preferably in Detroit!!

Craig Lounsbury

Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 11:47 a.m.

I think those people are doing jail time...less than a year. I'm not sure in Michigan anyone doing prison time for multiple felonies cleans the roadside. But I could be wrong. In any case since he hasn't actually been sentenced yet so again I don't think cleaning roads while awaiting sentencing is workable.