DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Former Detroit City Council President Monica Conyers has been released from a federal prison in West Virginia where she served a sentence for bribery.

Officials say Conyers was released Thursday from the Alderson Federal Prison Camp, which is often referred to as “Camp Cupcake,” and transferred to a halfway house where she will live for a period before being granted freedom. It is a common step.

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Prisons spokesman Edmond Ross says Conyers can work or look for a job while staying at the halfway house. She entered prison in 2010 after pleading guilty in 2009 to taking bribes while on the Detroit council.

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Conyers, the wife of Democratic U.S. Rep. John Conyers of Detroit, was sentenced to 37 months in prison — but federal inmates typically can trim their time with good behavior.

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