Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has expressed concern to Michigan prison officials about performing 16 hours of community service a month as a condition of his parole.
Earlier this year, the Michigan Department of Corrections said Kilpatrick must pay $500 in monthly restitution payments, up from $160. He also must perform the community service.
Kilpatrick wrote in emails obtained by Local 4 through the Freedom of Information Act that he's concerned he wouldn't be able to fulfill the service requirement because of paid speeches on his calendar.
“This new requirement could force me into prison,” Kilpatrick wrote. "If I have seven dates for paid speeches out of town, which forces me to be gone nearly half the month, should I cancel a couple of them to make sure I perform my 16 hours of “Texas” community service?”
Kilpatrick writes he takes his service “deadly serious.”
Kilpatrick lives in the Dallas suburb of Grand Prairie.
He's awaiting a federal corruption trial.