Ex-Detroit councilwoman Conyers reports to prison

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DETROIT (AP)—Former Detroit city councilwoman Monica Conyers has reported to a federal prison in West Virginia to begin a 37-month sentence for corruption.

The Bureau of Prisons says Conyers arrived Friday afternoon at the minimum-security camp in Alderson, W.Va., about 500 miles from Detroit.

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INCARCERATED —In this Sept. 9, 2008 file photo, Detroit City Council President Pro Tem Monica Conyers attends a council meeting in Detroit.

It’s the same place Martha Stewart was sent after being convicted in a stock-trading case in 2004.

Conyers admitted taking bribes to support a sludge contract. She is the wife of U.S. Rep. John Conyers, a Detroit Democrat and chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.

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