Brock Turner’s mom begged judge not to put him in prison

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Brock Turner

The mother of former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner begged the judge not to sentence him to jail for sexual assault, saying he’d never survive, according to court documents released last week.

According to the LA Times, in a letter to Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky, Carleen Turner begged the jurist to spare her son from imprisonment because she feared what could happen to him.

“I beg of you, please don’t send him to jail/prison,” she wrote. “Look at him. He won’t survive it. He will be damaged forever and I fear he would be a major target. Stanford boy, college kid, college-athlete — all the publicity … this would be a death sentence for him.”

His sister, Caroline Turner, asked Persky to consider counseling, community service and probation instead of jail and “making him a burden of the state.”

“Please give him the chance to use his time to educate and enact change, instead of serving time in jail,” she wrote in a letter to Persky.

Brock Turner is serving a six-month sentence in protective custody in a Santa Clara County jail. He will likely serve half of his sentence based on felony sentencing guidelines in California.