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article imageMarion Jones Reported To Federal Prison Today

By KJ Mullins     Mar 7, 2008 in Sports
Marion Jones entered prison to serve her six month sentence for lying to investigators about using performance enhancing drugs and also for her part in a cheque fraud scam. The Olympic track star will serve her sentence at Federal Medical Center Carswell.
The federal prison is located in Fort Worth, Texas. Jones turned herself in to be process before noon on Friday. She had until Tuesday to do so.
While Carswell specializes in prisoners that require medical or mental health care it also serves the general population. Whether or not Jones is requiring special care is not known and that information will not be released.
In her heyday the track star won three gold and two bronze medals at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. She had denied using drugs that enhance performance until her trial. She admitted that in November 2003 she had lied to federal investigators about drug use. She also admitted lying about knowledge of a cheque fraud scam that involved the father of one of her sons, Tim Montgomery.
In January Jones was sentenced to six months prison time and 400 hours of community service in each of the two years that follow her release from prison. Her lawyers had argued for probation but Federal Judge Kenneth Karas threw the book at her giving her the maximum sentence in Jones' plea bargain.
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