The six-month jail sentence of Brock Turner, the former Stanford student who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman, triggered a lot of outrage — with critics arguing the weak sentence shows that rape and sexual assault on college campuses isn't taken seriously by the legal system.
The news comes from a look at the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office, which said on its website that Turner will be released on September 2, three months after his booking.
Reached for comment, sheriff's spokesperson James Jensen told the Washington Post, "That date was given to us by the court system." He explained that inmates typically serve half their sentences, barring bad behavior. If there are disciplinary problems, the court system can just bump up the sentence to its full length.
The result: Turner's six-month sentence will very likely be a three-month sentence.