Brock Turner to be released from jail Friday

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Former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner will be released from jail on Friday.

Turner’s case grabbed headlines after the judge sentenced him to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. Prosecutors had asked for a six-year sentence.

Turner has spent the last three months behind bars and will be released with time off for good behavior.

His sentence sparked outrage and led to a recall effort against the judge.

Turner’s case has inspired a new sex crime sentencing bill in California. The new bill would make jail time mandatory in such cases. USA Swimming also banned Turner for life. He will not be allowed to compete in any sanctioned events, including Olympic Trials, extending to any and all future events or trials.

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