Kwame Kilpatrick may be released from prison this week.

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Sentenced

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Sentenced

We heard this rumor earlier this year, but this time a family member is confirming on social media. In a tweet last night, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's sister Ayanna Kilpatrick said

"Due to suffering severe health challenges we expect Kwame Kilpatrick to receive a grant for COVID-19 compassionate release from the FBOP this week.

We are extremely grateful to God and we thank each and every one who has kept him and his family lifted in prayer"

He has served seven of his 28-year sentence on Federal Corruption and Racketeering charges.

Check out the tweet below and Fox 2 Detroit news coverage.

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