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Drug Smuggler Schapelle Corby Could Be Freed

Published on Aug 20, 2013 by Luke Hunt

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FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — The Australian woman convicted of smuggling nine pounds (4.2 kilograms) of marijuana into the Indonesian resort island of Bali could be released from jail before the end of this year. Schapelle Corby has been incarcerated at Bali’s Kerobokan Prison since 2005, originally sentenced to serve 20 years behind bars.

Indonesia’s correctional board approved Corby’s parole and has thus reduced her sentence. “In 2010, she asked for clemency, citing her poor mental state and last year, Indonesia’s president reduced her sentence by five years,” The Jakarta Post stated. “It means that she has served two thirds of her sentence and was eligible for parole late last year.”

Read more from J.T. Quigley in The Diplomat.