Conyers sent home to finish bribery sentence

Monica Conyers.

Monica Conyers.

Former City Councilwoman Monica Conyers is living under home confinement in Detroit after being released from a halfway house, according to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.

Conyers, 48, was allowed to move home Jan. 25 to finish a 37-month sentence for bribery, prisons spokesman Ed Ross told The News. Conyers’ sentence is up May 16.

Kwame Kilpatrick is the biggest target in the years-long City Hall corruption probe, but Conyers is the biggest name convicted, so far.

It is common for federal inmates to finish sentences on home confinement. Conyers, the wife of U.S. Rep. John Conyers, is required to work or seek a job, Ross said.

She is forbidden from leaving home except for work, church or medical reasons.

Robert Snell
Robert Snell is the Detroit News federal courts reporter. He can be reached at rsnell@detnews.com or (313) 222-2028.