Marion Jones is being relayed from the federal pen in Fort Worth to a more community based center in San Antonio. Interesting that Jones's transfer occurs during the last few days of the 2008 Olympics. Existentialists may reflect on the paradox that 8 years ago Jones enjoyed absolute adulation in Sydney during the 2008 Olympics.
Over the course of her years she passed around 160 doping tests with only one 'A' sample positive. Jones steadfastly denied use of performance enhancing drugs for years, even initiating lawsuits against accusers like Victor Conte. However Jones apparently used anabolic steroids, HGH, insulin, T3, and EPO.
In the performance intensive world of Olympic sports we should all keep Jones's progression in mind, when thinking if certain athletes dope or use steroids. In 2008 how many adults would have said Marion Jones was a doper? To the AP.
Former U.S. track star Marion Jones has been moved from a federal prison in Fort Worth and will serve the remainder of her sentence in San Antonio.
Jones also was ordered to do 400 hours of community service in each of the two years following her release.
Federal Bureau of Prisons spokeswoman Traci Billingsley says Jones was transferred to a community corrections center in San Antonio on Tuesday.
The Dallas Morning News reported Friday the transfer is part of the process toward the Sept. 5 scheduled release of Jones. She entered prison in early March.
President Bush has not acted on requests, on behalf of Jones, to commute her sentence.
Jones repeatedly denied that she used performance-enhancing drugs, then admitted last October she lied to investigators in November 2003.