Last Thursday, former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner was sentenced to six months in jail and probation for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster in January of 2015. Many expressed outrage over the leniency of Turner's sentence, especially given the nature of his crimes—and now, according to The Daily Mail, he's already had two months knocked off of his required jail time.
Due to "automatically applied 'credits,'" Turner will be released from Elmwood prison in Milpitas, California on September 2, eight weeks shorter than his original sentence and a total of four months after he was first admitted. The Daily Mail reports that these "credits" were applied due to good behavior, and that "it was assessed that he was unlikely to misbehave behind bars."
Due to the nature of his crimes, Turner has a private cell to himself at Elmwood, unlike the majority of the jail's inmates; but representatives for the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office confirm that he will not be getting special treatment otherwise.
"He's in protected custody because of his charge, his offense," Sergeant Joe Jephson from the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office told The Daily Mail. "He's kept away from our general population inmates. There are other protected inmates that he is around but he's kept away from our general population inmates."
Court documents reveal that Turner has continuously lied to his probation officer in order to secure an even more lenient sentence, claiming that the entire assault had actually been consensual and the victim had given vocal consent. This statement was given after Turner had already been convicted of three counts of felony sexual assault and sentenced to jail; and the Santa Clara district attorney present during his statement had to intervene to say that Turner was being "untruthful."
At this time, Turner is seeking to serve his three-year probation period in Ohio, his home state, after he is released from Elmwood. He is already in the process of requesting a transfer.
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