Brock Turner's release from jail to be met with protest by group calling for recall of judge

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At midnight, the former Stanford swimmer convicted of sexual assault will be eligible for release from the Santa Clara County Jail. (KGO-TV)

At midnight, the former Stanford swimmer convicted of sexual assault will be eligible for release from the Santa Clara County Jail.

Brock Turner served three months of a six month jail sentence. It's a sentence that sparked a nationwide outcry.
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The sheriff's office says Turner will likely be released out the front doors between 5 to 9 a.m., which is standard practice. This is a high-profile release and preparations have been made in case there's trouble.

"It's extremely frustrating that we even have to be here in the first place," said Stephanie Pham of the Stanford Association of Students for Sexual Assault Prevention.

Turner served three-months for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman at a party on campus.

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"It's time that we take action toward supporting survivors in our legal system and universities and all communities," Pham said.

Legal analyst Steven Clark says Turner's sentence, handed down by Judge Aaron Persky, was unpopular but not illegal.

"We don't want judges looking over their shoulder, reading the tea leaves as to how this will be received in the public, as opposed to making difficult decisions," Clark said.

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Stanford law professor Michele Dauber is heading up the effort to recall Persky.

"He is biased in cases of violence against women. He does not understand these crimes and he does not treat them like the serious harms that they are and like serious felonies," Dauber said.

People who support the recall effort will rally at the jail Friday morning at 10 a.m. By then, Turner could be well on his way home to Ohio.

"What I think Brock Turner could also do is issue an apology and a statement of remorse and telling the public that he gets it," Clark said.

Turner turned 21 years old in jail. He'll be on probation for three years; no drugs, no drinking, and he has to register as a sex offender.

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