Wayne County Circuit Judge David Groner has made his determination as to rather Detroit's former mayor, Kwame M. Kilpatrick, would be allowed to enter into a Special Alternative Incarceration program (bootcamp) instead of being incarcerated in prison for the sentence of 18 months to 5 years for violating the terms of his probation.
Judge Groner has denied a request by the state Department of Corrections to allow the placement of Kwame Kilpatrick in the mentioned Special Alternative Incarceration program, which would have been a 90-day term.
Judge Groner mentioned that the court carefully considered the sentence and believes that it was and is warranted given the fact that he was originally offered an opportunity to serve a probation sentence and failed to meet the terms of probation.
Judge Groner specified that the punishment for Kilpatrick's violation of his probation was carefully crafted to suit the offense.
Judge Groner noted that bootcamp is best suited and was designed with the intent of positively intervening in the lives of youthful offenders (Kilpatrick is aged 40).
For a look at the denied request by Wayne County Circuit Judge Groner, please visit www.clickondetroit.com/download/2010/0614/23896748.pdf
For a look at Kwame M. Kilpatrick's prisoner information, please visit www.state.mi.us/mdoc/asp/otis2.html .
For an interesting article and recap, please visit www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news/local/judge-prison-no-boot-camp-for-kwame-kilpatrick-20100614-apx