Jones asks for six-month prison sentence to be commuted

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  • #9860

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    WASHINGTON — Disgraced Olympic track star Marion Jones has asked President Bush to commute her six-month prison sentence for lying to federal agents about her use of performance-enhancing drugs and a check-fraud scam.

    The Justice Department confirmed Monday that Jones is among hundreds of convicted felons who have applied for presidential pardons or sentence commutations but would provide no further details. A pardon is an official act of forgiveness that removes civil liabilities stemming from a criminal conviction, while a commutation reduces or eliminates a person's sentence.

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    I agree with Doug Logan – reducing or removing her sentance would be a crime in itself.  We need to send the message to children that cheating and lying will cost you dearly.

  • #25622

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    Plus, if I read the story correctly, she is already more than 4 months into her 6 month sentence; at this point she should just suck it up and do the time.  I have no sympathy, sorry…

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