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Brock Turner will be released from jail after serving three months of his sentence.

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Brock Turner is the former Stanford swimmer whose light, six month jail sentence infuriated America, but his luck hasn’t run out yet. He’ll be getting released on Friday, September 2 — a whole three months early. Prosecutors requested a six-year sentence. The maximum sentence would have been 14 years.

As you may recall, the judge in the case was Aaron Persky, who didn’t want to sentence Turner to too much jail time for fear that it would have a “severe impact” on him, a convicted rapist. In his view, Turner would suffer enough from the case’s publicity, so there was no need for much jail. Turner’s father agreed, saying that his son should not have to go to jail for “20 minutes of action.”

Turner’s victim chose to remain anonymous, but she penned a lengthy, devastating letter that was read allowed at the trial and subsequently published at Buzzfeed.

The next thing I remember I was in a gurney in a hallway. I had dried blood and bandages on the backs of my hands and elbow. I thought maybe I had fallen and was in an admin office on campus. I was very calm and wondering where my sister was. A deputy explained I had been assaulted. I still remained calm, assured he was speaking to the wrong person. I knew no one at this party. When I was finally allowed to use the restroom, I pulled down the hospital pants they had given me, went to pull down my underwear, and felt nothing. I still remember the feeling of my hands touching my skin and grabbing nothing. I looked down and there was nothing. The thin piece of fabric, the only thing between my vagina and anything else, was missing and everything inside me was silenced. I still don’t have words for that feeling. In order to keep breathing, I thought maybe the policemen used scissors to cut them off for evidence.

Then, I felt pine needles scratching the back of my neck and started pulling them out my hair. I thought maybe, the pine needles had fallen from a tree onto my head. My brain was talking my gut into not collapsing. Because my gut was saying, help me, help me.

I shuffled from room to room with a blanket wrapped around me, pine needles trailing behind me, I left a little pile in every room I sat in. I was asked to sign papers that said “Rape Victim” and I thought something has really happened. My clothes were confiscated and I stood naked while the nurses held a ruler to various abrasions on my body and photographed them. The three of us worked to comb the pine needles out of my hair, six hands to fill one paper bag. To calm me down, they said it’s just the flora and fauna, flora and fauna. I had multiple swabs inserted into my vagina and anus, needles for shots, pills, had a Nikon pointed right into my spread legs. I had long, pointed beaks inside me and had my vagina smeared with cold, blue paint to check for abrasions.

After a few hours of this, they let me shower. I stood there examining my body beneath the stream of water and decided, I don’t want my body anymore. I was terrified of it, I didn’t know what had been in it, if it had been contaminated, who had touched it. I wanted to take off my body like a jacket and leave it at the hospital with everything else.

According to jail records, Turner is being released for “good behavior.”

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