Kwame Kilpatrick claims an old knee injury is causing new problems and he isn't getting the medical attention he needs in prison.
According to a bond request for the recently-convicted former Detroit mayor, he's being given anti-inflammatory medications for swelling and pain. But, his attorneys write that "His requests for medical treatment over the past weeks at Milan Detention Center have not yet been met in any meaningful way."
His previous request to be released on bond also mentioned the injury.
Kilpatrick was found guilty of 24 charges, including racketeering and extortion. He's imprisoned while awaiting sentencing. A date hasn't yet been set for it. He could get 20 years in prison for the racketeering convictions alone.
Kilpatrick's mother, Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, has gone to battle for her son's release from prison. She offered her Detroit house up as collateral to ensure her son returned to court for his sentencing. But no bond decisions have been made yet.
From left: Kwame Kilpatrick, Bobby Ferguson and Bernard Kilpatrick in court. March 11, 2013.