Must be nice to be a white rapist and only serve 3 months in jail. Brock Turner, the Stanford rapist, is now out of jail after only serving half of his jail time. Turner was released early because of California’s “good time” rules that state as long as jail inmates stay out of trouble behind bars, they generally get two days of credit for every day served.
Turner is now going to head back to his parent’s Ohio home, since he’s no longer welcomed at Stanford.
As a condition of his release, Turner is on probation for three years and must avoid alcohol and drugs during that time. He’s now also a registered sex offender for live, which means he can’t live near schools and parks, he will be barred from ever working with children, he must check in with a sheriff ever three month and he must submit to random polygraph tests.
Turner’s rape victim wrote an impact statement after the case and pointed out how lenient the judge was because Turner no longer has a swimming career.
“How fast Brock swims does not lessen the severity of what happened to me, and should not lessen the severity of his punishment,” the victim wrote. “The fact that Brock was an athlete at a private university should not be seen as an entitlement to leniency, but as an opportunity to send a message that sexual assault is against the law regardless of social class.”