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A look at Kwame Kilpatrick's new home in Oklahoma

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Kwame Kilpatrick, seen here outside federal court in Detroit in October 2013. Kwame Kilpatrick, seen here outside federal court in Detroit in October 2013.
FCI El Reno FCI El Reno

By M.L. Elrick
Fox 2 Investigative Reporter

(WJBK) -- Kwame Kilpatrick's new home is OK -- it just may not be OK with him.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons has assigned the former Detroit mayor to El Reno, a medium security prison in El Reno, Oklahoma with a minimum security satellite camp. It was not immediately clear where in the facility Kilpatrick will live.

Kilpatrick had hoped to start serving his 28-year sentence on public corruption charges in Texas, where his wife and three sons relocated after he resigned as mayor in 2008 in the wake of the text message scandal Jim Schaefer and I exposed at the Detroit Free Press. U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Edmunds, who sentenced Kilpatrick to prison, had endorsed his desire to be closer to his family.

A look at El Reno:
Inmate Gender: Male Offenders
Population: 1,212 total inmates
949 inmates at the FCI
263 inmates at the Camp


But it was never a sure thing. Sources told me that the federal Bureau of Prisons may consider the judge's input, but would ultimately put Kilpatrick wherever they felt he fit best in the federal prison system.

Inmates at El Reno have access to a commissary that sells a variety of items, ranging from food to over-the-counter medicine to sporting goods and toiletries. The prison accepts funds from family and friends that are put into a prisoner's account. The most expensive item in the El Reno commissary appears to be a radio costing $50.65. Tennis balls are $3.90. Neutrogena soap is $3.65. Shower sandals are $1.05.

A "Thinking of You" card costs 70 cents.

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