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Family Member Says Disgraced Detroit Ex-Mayor Working To Improve Prison System

DETROIT (WWJ) – Wonder what Kwame Kilpatrick is up to these days? A family member of the former inmate said he’s working to improve the prison system.

WWJ’s Vickie Thomas talked with Raymond Cheeks — the ex-mayor’s uncle — who said Kilpatrick is working on an educational program for inmates that focuses on intervention.

“He met this guy while he was in Miland, who’s a doctor in ciriculum development for prisions. They’re developing a program and taking it to, you know, he’s already been to D.C. to try to get some funding, you know, to try and get this program off. He’s serious about the cognitive development of inmates,” said Cheeks.

Listen to the complete interview:

Raymond Cheeks talks about Kwame Kilpatrick

Kilpatrick is set to go on trial in the fall on federal corruption charges.

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