Stanford Sexual Assault Convict Brock Turner Gets To Leave Jail On Friday, Serving Only Half Of 6 Month Sentence

Brock Turner, the Stanford swimmer who was convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious classmate, is scheduled to be released from jail on Friday. Turner, who was an Olympic hopeful swimmer, was sentenced to a very controversial sentence of six months that garnered national headlines. However, when he leaves Santa Clara jail on Friday, he will have only served three months.

The six-month sentence that Turner was initially given was seen as too lenient by many. Especially when you factor in that he was seen by two witnesses performing the act on the unconscious woman behind a dumpster on the Stanford campus in January 2015. Then when he was confronted by the witnesses Turner ran away.

In March, Turner was convicted of three felony counts: assault with the intent to commit rape of an unconscious person, sexual penetration of an unconscious person and sexual penetration of an intoxicated person.

Turner has served only half of his sentence, but that is not uncommon. According to the Associated Press, Santa Clara County jail inmates serve half of their sentence if they maintain a clean disciplinary record.

This news comes only days after Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky, the judge who gave Brock a seemingly light sentence, decided that he would stop hearing criminal cases.