Brock Turner was sentenced to six months in prison after being found guilty of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. On Friday, he is scheduled walk free after serving just half of his sentence, the Los Angeles Times reports.
The six-month sentence was widely criticized as a slap on the wrist, especially as Judge Aaron Persky said prison would "have a severe impact on him."
When he was sentenced, Turner was given the possibility of an even shorter sentence based on good behavior.
California's overcrowded prisons are also leading to frequent early releases, according to the Times.
Persky is no longer hearing criminal cases after sentencing Turner and being removed from another sexual assault case.
Here is Dan Turner's defense of his son that sparked widespread outrage.