Brock Turner, the former Stanford student who was convicted of three felony counts of sexual assault in March is scheduled to be released on Friday, after spending three months in jail.
Turner's case shocked the country earlier this summer, when Judge Aaron Persky sentenced him to a mere six months in jail for assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster after a college party — a crime for which he could have faced 14 years in prison.
Instead, the light sentencing sparked an outcry so strong that Perskey will no longer oversee any further sexual assault cases, and Stanford changed their alcohol policy, which many believe to be an attempt to prevent any future such incidents.
Now, it looks like the 20-year-old will be released September 2, three months after his June 2 sentencing. Local television station KRON-4 reported in June that inmates at Santa Clara County Jail, where Turner is incarcerated, usually serve only half their sentence if they maintain a clean disciplinary record.
There have been no reports of disciplinary actions against Turner to date, though the corrections facility did not return Revelist's calls to confirm.When reminders hit that Turner would likely been released with in the week, it stoked old wounds for many.
Though Turner may be released shortly, there is hope that the courts system will learn from this miscarriage of justice — even if Turner does not.