Corby to be released - but does anyone still care?
After two years of waiting Schapelle Corby has been granted clemency. That’s legalese for asking for mercy. Or, in Corby’s case a more lenient sentence.
It’s believed today’s judgment will cut her 20-year sentence short by up to five years. According to Sky News: “Under Indonesian law, she would be eligible for parole after having served two-thirds of her sentence, meaning that the five-year cut to her prison term could see her released later this year.”
News.com.au reports Corby sought appeal back in 2010 after suffering significant physical and mental health issues since being behind bars.
But the unprecedented appeal will not see her returning home to Australia anytime soon. She will be forced to remain in Bali while on parole.
Tonight’s question: what kind of reception can Corby expect to receive once she is released from prison? And more pertinently, does anyone still care?
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