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Coronavirus Threat Springs Kwame; Michigan’s Prison Test Results

This state has tested its 38,130 prisoners

News reports indicate that former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will be released from a Louisiana prison due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

Kilpatrick, 49, was Detroit’s mayor from 2002 to 2008. He was convicted in 2013 on corruption-related charges and sentenced to 28 years in federal prison.

The state of Michigan has tested all prisoners in its prison system for the disease over a 15-day period that was completed on Friday. Officials said full results won’t be known until next week.

The most recent report found 3,263 Michigan prisoners in 29 state prisons who tested positive for COVID-19, out of the 38,130 tested. Of these, 18,316 individuals tested negative and 16,551 test results are still pending.

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