These people got more jail time than Brock Turner


Brock Turner was released from Santa Clara County jail today, following completion of a three-month sentence for sexual assault against an unconscious woman.

Critics say the sentence was overly lenient, raising questions about class, race and sex in the role of conviciton and sentencing.

Some are drawing attention to much heavier terms handed down to others.

So who has served more time than Turner, and for what crimes?

Tim Allen - two years and four months.

Comedian Tim Allen is seen on the sidelines before the first half of an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears in Detroit, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014.
(Duane Burleson/AP)

The Santa Clause star was arrested for possessing more than 650 grams of cocaine. He pleaded guilty to drugs trafficking charges, and told police the names of other dealers in exchange for a shorter prison sentence. He was still in prison for more than two years though, from 1979 to 1981. Apparently drugs trafficking charges don't stop you from later becoming a Disney star. Childhood *ruined*.

Martha Stewart - five months.

Martha Stewart (Evan Agostini/AP)
(Evan Agostini/AP)

The US TV chef served five months for lying to Federal investigators about the sale of stocks she owned. Apparently, she kept occupied by making crab apple jam and teaching other inmates how to make ceramics.

Lee Carroll Brooker - life.

Marijuana plants(Gillian Flaccus/AP)
(Gillian Flaccus/AP)

Due to prior convictions for armed robberies dating back 20 years, Brooker was sentenced to life for growing three marijuana plants in his son's back garden.

Jim Devine MP - four months.

Former Labour MP Jim Devine arrives at Southwark Crown Court, where he is set to go on trial accused of fiddling his parliamentary expenses.
(Anthony Devlin/PA)

Former Labour MP Jim Devine was prosecuted for dishonestly claiming expenses as part of the expenses scandal. He was found guilty of false accounting, relating to £8,385 worth of expenses, and sentenced to 16 months imprisonment. He was released after serving a quarter of his sentence.

James V Taylor - 15 years.

Mr Taylor in interview (Jeff Roberson/AP)
(Jeff Roberson/AP)

Taylor was caught by police with an amount of crack cocaine so small it was termed "unweighable". The police came by this evidence by washing out a crack pipe in Taylor's car. The sentence was deemed particularly unfair as Missouri's laws persecuted the possession of crack much more harshly than powder cocaine. Taylor was eventually released on parole after four years.