Brock Turner Now Has A Release Date

Having served only half of his original sentencing, Turner now has a release date.

Brock Turner Now Has A Release Date

by Chemmie Squier |
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By now, you’ll no doubt know who Brock Turner is, but incase you don’t, he was the Stanford University student who was convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious 22 year old woman behind a bin. Controversially, and to universal uproar, he was only sentenced to six months in county jail on 30th March 2016 when the maximum sentence he could have been given is 14 years and prosecutors recommended six years.

Judge Aaron Persky, who sentenced Turner has faced mounting criticism and a recall campaign since the trial for his lenient sentencing. He has now removed himself from all criminal cases and will only hear civil cases from 6th September.

Now, according to public records, Turner will be released from prison this Friday having served half of his sentence.

According to The Mercury News, once he has been released, he will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life as well as completing a sex offender management programme.

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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