Vick Leaves Virginia to Serve Prison Term in Kansas

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Michael Vick left Virginia was transferred Monday to a federal prison camp in Leavenworth, Kansas, to serve the rest of his 23-month sentence on a dogfighting charge.

Yahoo! Sports reported that Vick plans to enter a drug treatment program at Leavenworth, and a successful completion of the program
may allow him to be released after serving 12 months.

Traci Billingsley, a spokeswoman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, said federal prison records wouldn't immediately show if an inmate was accepted into such a program.

Vick was accompanied by U.S. marshals when he left the Northern Neck Regional Jail in Virginia this morning.

Messages left with Billy Martin, Vick's lead attorney, were not immediately returned.

Vick and three co-defendants raised pit bulls and trained them for fighting behind the property he owned in rural Virginia.

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