Sunday, September 12, 2010
Rep. John Conyers Wife Monica reports to prison.
Conyers reports to W. Va. prison
The Detroit News
Detroit --Monica Conyers, the wife of U.S. Rep. John Conyers and former president of the Detroit City Council gained another title today: Inmate 43693-039.
The 45-year-old former councilwoman reported today to federal prison camp in Alderson, W.Va., known by some as "Camp Cupcake" because of its minimum security and mountainous setting.
The federal prison camp, about an eight-hour drive from Detroit, is tucked in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains and houses 1,128 female inmates generally serving 10 years or less.
It will be Conyers' home for 37 months -- perhaps less if she behaves herself -- after she lost a last-ditch attempt to remain free Thursday while appealing her guilty plea for taking at least $6,000 in cash bribes in a 2007 sludge contract. FULL STORY