By Victoria Ouyang
Former student at Stanford University, Brock Turner was released from jail Friday, September 2 on the terms of “good behavior.” In March of 2016, Turner was charged with three counts of sexual assault, with the possibility of facing up to 14 years in prison. However, Turner received a six month sentence and will now be released after serving only 3 months, merely half of his sentence. After a unanimous vote from the jurors in court, proclaiming him guilty, many people believed that Judge Aaron Persky’s sentence was too lenient. In response, California lawmakers have unanimously passed a law, Monday, August 29, that bans probation under certain conditions regarding people convicted of sexual assault. This bill is now waiting for Governor Jerry Brown’s signature.
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