‘Look at Him. He Won’t Survive It’: Brock Turner’s Mom Begs Judge Not to Put Him in Prison

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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.

Brock Turner is shown in a booking photo released by the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office on June 6, 2016.

Brock Turner is shown in a booking photo released by the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office on June 6, 2016.

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.”

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