Inside Brock Turner’s jail cell: 5 things to know

Brock Turner’s three months in jail will include cold meals and little recreation, Santa Clara County (Calif.) Jail officials said.

Turner, an ex-Oakwood High School swimmer, was sentenced to six months in jail but is scheduled for release in early September.

Turner was convicted in March of assault with intent to commit rape of an intoxicated/unconscious person; penetration of an intoxicated person; and penetration of an unconscious person.

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His sentence includes three years’ probation and registration as a sex offender.

In January 2015, two people saw Turner, then 19, assaulting his accuser behind a dumpster on Stanford University’s campus after a fraternity party.

1. Turner is in protective custody, but …

… that doesn’t mean he’s getting extra attention, jail officials said.

“He’s not getting any sort of special treatment,” said Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. James Jensen.

Of the 3,600 people in Santa Clara County Jail, about 1,100 are in protective custody, Jensen said.

In his area could be other persons with sexual assault charges or convictions, LGBT inmates, gang dropouts, potential witnesses for other cases and anyone the jail believes has high potential to be a victim.

“He’s interacting with all these folks,” Jensen said.

2. Turner might have cellmates in jail

Turner is in a protective custody block of 48 cells and about 89 inmates, Jensen said.

“He’s either in a two-man or one-man cell, and that can change daily,” Jensen said. “A two-man cell has two bunks, a desk with a stool and a toilet with a sink connected to it.”

Jail officials declined to provide pictures of a typical cell and weren’t able to specify exact dimensions.

3. Some of Turner’s meals are cold

Turner’s father told the sentencing judge about the swimmer’s appetite for a big ribeye steak, pretzels and chips.

“Brock always enjoyed certain types of food and is a very good cook himself,” Dan Turner wrote.

In jail, Turner receives three meals. Two meals are hot and one meal, either breakfast or lunch, is cold. Other inmates make the food he eats.

4. Turner will have little outdoor recreation time in jail

As a star swimmer, Turner was accustomed to exercise. Back in Ohio awaiting sentencing, Turner worked at a Dayton company that timed running races.

In jail, Turner is entitled by law to three hours recreation per week, Jensen said.

“We try to get them out at least seven to 10 hours a week, so it may be more,” he said.

5. Altercations could increase Turner’s security level

If Turner is the target of bad behavior — or if he behaves badly himself — jail officials could increase the attention he receives.

“If he were assaulted or assaults somebody, we would increase his security level, but that’s yet to be seen,” Jensen said last week.

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