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Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, center at rear, leaves the Wayne County Andrew C. Baird Detention Facility in Detroit, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009 after serving 99 days in jail. Kilpatrick will be on five years' probation after a plea to two criminal charges

Ex-Detroit Mayor released after 99-day jail stay

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Kwame Kilpatrick regained his freedom early Tuesday morning, emerging from jail after a 99-day sentence and stepping back onto the streets of the city he once ruled as mayor.

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The 38-year-old Kilpatrick, about 25 pounds lighter than when he entered jail at the end of October, left the downtown Detroit facility wearing a dark suit just after 12:30 a.m.

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