Brock Turner Scheduled for Release 3 Months Early
County jail inmates only serve half their sentences if they stay out of trouble
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2016 1:44 PM CDT
Brock Turner got only six months jail time for raping a woman. He'll only serve three.   (Santa Clara County Sheriff via AP, File)

(Newser) – People already outraged about Stanford rapist Brock Turner's six-month jail sentence aren't going to like this next piece of news: He'll likely go free after only three months. The AP reports Turner, convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman during a frat party last January, was booked at the Santa Clara County Jail on June 2 and is scheduled for release on Sept. 2. As a rule, county jail inmates only serve half their sentences as long as they behave. Prosecutors had asked for the 20-year-old swimmer to serve six years in prison. During his three months in jail, Turner will be under protective custody to keep him safe from his fellow inmates, who frequently target those convicted of sex crimes, according to the Huffington Post. Meanwhile, Turner's father, friends, relatives—and even Turner himself—continue to deflect blame for his crime.

 

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