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Remember Brock Turner? The 22-year-old former Stanford swimmer was sentenced three months ago for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster in January. He is scheduled to be released from jail this Friday. 

Turner's lenient six-month sentence for his crime sparked outrage across the country when he was sentenced earlier this summer. Six months was reduced to three before he even stepped foot in a jail cell, due his "good behavior" prior to sentencing. Given the charges against him, Turner faced up to 14 years in prison. 

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Following the sentencing, more than one million people signed a petition calling for Judge Aaron Persky to be removed from the bench. Earlier this month, Persky quit criminal court and will now only preside over civil court trials. 

In response to the sentence, lawmakers recently passed legislation that would make jail time mandatory in cases like Turner's. In Turner's case, he would have faced a minimum of three years. 

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