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Brock Turner May Only Serve Half of 6 Month Jail Sentence for Stanford Sexual Assault

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The former Stanford student convicted of sexually assaulting a woman at a party last year will likely serve half of his six-month sentence.

Santa Clara County Department of Corrections officials say Brock Turner is scheduled to be released from jail on Sept. 2, which is three months after he was admitted, according to a Washington Post report. Inmates typically serve half their jail sentences barring disciplinary problems, according to a Santa Clara County Sheriff’s office official.

Prosecutors originally asked that he be sentenced to six years, but Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky reduced the sentence, saying that a longer stint behind bars would have “a severe impact” on Turner.

Turner’s sentencing sparked national outrage over a California judge’s handling of the case, which some saw as excessively lenient given the three felony sexual assault charges he was facing.

Judge Persky now faces a campaign calling for his removal from the bench.

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