Brock Turner is set to be released from jail Friday after serving half of his sentence

Stanford Sex Assault Convict Brock Turner to Get Counseling

Brock Turner, the former Stanford student and star swimmer convicted of sexual assault of an unconscious woman, is scheduled to be released from jail on Friday, September 2, CNN reports.

Turner was sentenced to six months in jail in June. His September release means that he will leave the Santa Clara County jail three months early for good behavior, as online records showed from the start.

Turner was found guilty of three felony counts for sexually assaulting an unconscious and intoxicated woman in January 2015.

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The images the media select matter. This man was found guilty and sentenced to jail, but still #NoMugShot.
This is how a convicted rapist was portrayed by @washingtonpost. Include his swimming creds, avoid the word "rape"
For contrast, here's @washingtonpost coverage of other rapes. All three headlines use the word, use mugshots.
Prison would have "severe impact" on rapist Brock Turner. Wonder if non-white crim would get this pretty headshot
My latest. Rapist Brock Turner & Judge Aaron Persky represent so much of what is wrong with our justice system.
That Brock Turner was arrested AND convicted of felony rape and we still don't have his mugshot yet? Just his Abercrombie & Fitch photos?

Two graduate students saw the incident occurring behind a garbage bin outside of a fraternity house at Stanford University. When Turner tried to run, the graduate students pinned him down until the police arrived.

He was sentenced to six months in a county jail and three years' probation, which some have decried as a slap on the wrist. Turner must also register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

The judge on his case, Aaron Persky, has notably face backlash stemming from his perceived bias in sentencing.

More than one million people signed petitions calling for the removal of Persky from his judicial position.

In August, he announced he will no longer hear criminal cases, at his own request.

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