Bali drugs prisoner Schapelle Corby has jail sentence cut by five years

By Jahn Vannisselroy

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Convicted Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby could be released from her Indonesian prison as soon as August.

Corby was yesterday granted clemency by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who cut five years from her jail term for bringing a commercial quantity of cannabis into Bali.

Corby has been incarcerated in Bali’s notorious Kerobokan Prison since 2005 when she was busted with a boogie board bag containing about 5kg of cannabis and subsequently sentenced to 20 years behind bars.

She continues to deny she knew anything about the marijuana and maintains she was set up.

 

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