Court documents filed today (April 29) indicate that former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s friend Bobby Ferguson has been granted compassionate release from prison.
United States District Court Judge Nancy G. Edmunds filed an opinion giving Ferguson the early release because of “extraordinary and compelling reasons warranting a sentence reduction in this case.”
The opinion states in part that Ferguson, “served a slightly longer term of imprisonment than a more culpable co-defendant (Kilpatrick) … his motion comes during an unprecedented global pandemic and Defendant has an increased vulnerability to the virus.”
Ferguson is currently being housed at the Federal Correctional Institution Elkton in Lisbon, Ohio.
He was scheduled to be released Jan. 29, 2031.