Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was shipped to a federal prison in Oklahoma on Tuesday before being transferred to a permanent facility where he will serve the longest political corruption prison sentence ever handed down to someone.

Kilpatrick is being temporarily housed at a federal transfer center in Oklahoma City. No word on where Kilpatrick will permanently serve his 28-year term. 

From Detroit News:

Kilpatrick, 43, is scheduled to be released Aug. 1, 2037. Kilpatrick was convicted of 24 charges including racketeering conspiracy in March after being accused of turning City Hall into a criminal enterprise. […]

Kilpatrick has asked to serve his sentence in a federal prison in Texas near his wife and three sons —a request backed by U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds.

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Kilpatrick’s long-time friend and co-defendant contractor Bobby Ferguson was sentenced to 21 years and is being held at a facility in Milan, Michigan.

Kilpatrick’s father was also convicted of a tax crime and sentenced to 15 months in prison. He is serving out his time in Texas.

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