The Stanford rapist's jail sentence may have already been cut in half

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Stanford rape case: Brock Turner's sentence sparks outrage as hero speaks out

It was announced this week that Brock Allen Turner, a Stanford student who was discovered raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster on campus in January of last year, was sentenced to six months in county jail and probation this week.

Prosecutors recommended that Turner receive a sentence of six years, but judge Aaron Perksy determined that Turner's age — 20 — and lack of criminal history warranted him a much shorter sentence.

A new development in the case, sure to cause even more of a social media uproar than the initial sentencing, shows that Turner's already lenient sentence appears to have been cut in half — a mere seven days after it was handed to him.

A visit to the Santa Clara County Jail's website, where Turner will be serving his sentence, shows his booking date as June 2, 2016.

Yet, his release date is listed as September 2, 2016, which is eight weeks earlier than his original sentence would have permitted.

Santa Clara County Jail/Screenshot

Either this is an unfortunate clerical error, or something else entirely.

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