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Convicted rapist Brock Turner is scheduled to serve only 3 months of jail sentence

By WITW Staff on June 9, 2016

Brock Allen Turner is scheduled to be released from jail three months early, serving a mere half of his controversial six-month sentence for three felony convictions for sexual assaulting an unconscious woman. The former Stanford University swimmer was sentenced to six months last week, a fraction of the six-year sentence sought by prosecutors. The ruling ignited widespread outrage from the public and led to a major effort to recall the judge who issued the sentence. Now, it seems Turner will serve even less time than previously thought.

The Associated Press reported Thursday that according to online inmate records kept by the Santa Clara County Department of Correction, Turner is scheduled to be released from jail on September 2. He was booked on June 2. County jail inmates in Santa Clara serve 50 percent of their sentences if they have a clean disciplinary record, according to the AP.

Read the full story at The Associated Press.


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