MEMPHIS, Tenn. — NOTE: A previous version of this article incorrectly reported that the district court had made an official ruling. The documents referenced only refer to the opinion of the district attorney.
One official said the U.S. District Court should deny Alice Marie Johnson's request to terminate her legal supervision, according to documents from U.S. District Attorney Michael Dunavant.
It is reported Johnson filed the motion on July 2.
According to legal documents, Johnson has served one year of her five-year supervision term.
Johnson cited her public appearances and debut of her book,"After Life: My Journey from Incaraceration to Freedom," as justification for the termination.
Since her release, Johnson has received several awards and worked with several prisons, regarding prison reform, among many other accolades.
Dunavant stated his understanding of potential changes to defendants' supervised releases, but determined Johnson was not one of them. Dunavant also credited 18 U.S.C. § 3583 for his decision.
18 U.S.C. § 3583
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Johnson and 15 others were indicted by a jury on November 21, 1994, for operating a large-scale drug trafficking pipeline between Houston and Memphis, according to court documents.
The drug-trafficking took place from June 1991 to September 1994, court documents state.
Johnson, the lead defendant in the case, pled not guilty to the cocaine possession charges and was sentenced to 240 months, as well as 60.
President Donald Trump granted Johnson an Executive Grant of Clemency on June 6, 2018. The time she served was commuted and she was immediately released from prison.
In the document, Dunavant denies Johnson’s admission she was a low-level offender and described the drug organization as one of the largest to have ever happened in West Tennessee.
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