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Christmas hope for Schapelle Corby

A SPOKESMAN for the family of convicted Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby says there is a chance she may be released from prison this Christmas.

Corby, who is from the Gold Coast, is serving a 20-year jail term at Bali's Kerobokan Prison, having been jailed after Indonesian authorities found more than four kilograms of marijuana in her luggage at a Bali airport in 2004.

Family spokesman Guy Pilgrim says Corby's legal team has lodged a clemency appeal.

"There's hope afoot for at least a reduction over the Christmas break, but there is some hope that she may actually be released," he said.

"It's hope, but it's not a strong hope by any means, but it's a hope."

Corby Could also receive a two-year reduction to her sentence.

A Kerobokan Prison official said both Corby and fellow convicted drug smuggler Renae Lawrence, who is also serving a 20-year jail term, can expect cuts to their sentences.

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  • Taxpayer Mum Posted at 12:19 AM December 25, 2010

    Go on let her out reduce her sentence it just sends the message to all it alright to import drugs where ever you like ,they dont care as long as they make the money and people die so what ,what a disgrace I hope she does not come back to Australia next she will be a pin up for the drug lobby

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  • KD of ACT Posted at 1:46 AM December 25, 2010

    It is about time she is set free, surely she has done her time

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  • Same old song Posted at 4:18 AM December 25, 2010

    If she's released then it just goes to show that they are as sick of her as we are reading about Corby.

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  • Adrian Caoimh of Tabulam NSW Posted at 6:03 AM December 25, 2010

    Bring Schapelle home.

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  • Jimmy Tee Posted at 6:36 AM December 25, 2010

    I dont know why Schapelle Corby makes the Headlines. If you can't do the 'Time' ... Don't do the crime!

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  • don campbell of port macquarie Posted at 6:57 AM December 25, 2010

    This convicted criminal is not worthy of continued news coverage, let this person complete her sentence like any other criminal.

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  • Geoffrey of sydney Posted at 7:11 AM December 25, 2010

    am sick of this lady, there is better news then her

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  • Rob of Hurstville Posted at 7:20 AM December 25, 2010

    It is a mystery to me why we give a flying hoot about this woman. She's a convicted drug trafficker: she had very little regard for those whose lives would be ruined as a result of consuming the drugs she was trafficking -- so why should the community waste a second on her?

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  • laurie of central coast Posted at 7:40 AM December 25, 2010

    Why is anyone worried about what happens to a convicted drug smuggler, they never worry about their victims.

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  • Sydney of Sydney Posted at 8:13 AM December 25, 2010

    Here we go again...Please give it a rest.....What about some of the other Australians in Jails around the wprld????..Oh thats right, they arent good sorts or they are blokes.

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  • dd of sydney Posted at 8:27 AM December 25, 2010

    For gods sake let the poor girl out, enough is enough.....

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  • tombo of here Posted at 8:29 AM December 25, 2010

    here we go again....every 3 months or so without Fail there is some story about her being released early....yeah right. it is getting boring

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  • Jake Bates Posted at 8:52 AM December 25, 2010

    I really have no sympathy for this women, she full well new the consequences of her actions when she brought the marijuana into Bali.She is guilty of the crime she committed, so should have to fully serve the sentence imposed on her by the Indonesian legal system,in there country.

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  • Rosemary of East Ryde Posted at 9:12 AM December 25, 2010

    No way......Let her serve her full sentence. Do the crime, do the time. She, like everyone else knows the rules of other countries in regard to drugs!! No sympathy here.

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  • Deson Posted at 9:47 AM December 25, 2010

    Great story. One thing missing. Why should we care?

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  • laurie of central coast Posted at 9:58 AM December 25, 2010

    something is seriously wrong with our society, when a convicted drug smuggler is seen as a victim.

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  • NH Posted at 10:15 AM December 25, 2010

    Keep them for their entire sentence.

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  • bruce watson of Boambee East Posted at 10:18 AM December 25, 2010

    Lets all hope they keep her there.Why does she deserve to be let out early.Shes a convicted drug smuggler.

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  • Chris of Northern Sydney Posted at 10:23 AM December 25, 2010

    I don't quite understand how Renae Lawrence received a twenty year sentence, which may be reduced, whilst others in her group received either a life sentence or are currently sitting on death row (Scott Rush). Is it that she is a female or was she more cooperative during the investigation ?

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  • patrick of n.e.vic highlands Posted at 10:25 AM December 25, 2010


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  • Bob Meadows of Brisbane Posted at 10:30 AM December 25, 2010

    Corby has as much hope of being released as I have of flying to the moon.

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  • lucy preston Posted at 10:48 AM December 25, 2010

    Kerobokan Prison is a hell hole full of corruption. Time to let her go home.

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  • Chris Smith Posted at 10:53 AM December 25, 2010

    If she is to be released due to mental issues then she should have to go to a mental institution in Indonesia.

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  • Jim of Sydney Posted at 11:02 AM December 25, 2010

    She's done enough time already, let the poor sole out so she can get on with her life. She wash carrying weed not heroin.

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  • shell of Wollongong Posted at 11:27 AM December 25, 2010

    Bring her home, who would be stupid enough to take that amount of drugs into bali bag not locked and drug trafficking going on in australia at the same time, She has served enough time do that in australia and you get a slap on the wrist. No one deserves that for what she did or may not have even done.

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  • Grumpy3 Posted at 11:27 AM December 25, 2010

    Hope you get out, if this was in Aus, you would have been out long ago, people do not get such sentences here for murder

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  • funpolice of queanbeyan Posted at 11:31 AM December 25, 2010

    Who cares - go Broncos in 2011

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  • Carlos Casula Posted at 11:37 AM December 25, 2010

    Go on! Lock everyone up who has made an error in their life, including all yourselves that judge others. Schapelle and her family has already learned a big leason for the rest of their lives people. We will never know the entire truth to all of this but whatever happened, she has paid her dues already in that hole of a place. For people not to forgive after this time is just unkind and shows that they are hateful people with anger bottled inside. I hope to God that she is released soon. Her life will not be the same as it was and it will not be the same as it would have been if they didn't find the drugs in her bags.

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  • Tony of sydney Posted at 11:38 AM December 25, 2010

    its a very harsh sentence for a bit of pot. thats their law though. before breaking it you need to seriously evalute if you can bear the punishment for doing so. do you think she has served as a deterrent to many others who may have followed in her footsteps?

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  • waylon of nz Posted at 11:40 AM December 25, 2010

    if this woman gets released my name is elvis presley

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  • Mark of Nelson Posted at 11:43 AM December 25, 2010

    Releasing this poor innocent girl will only go part way to righting such a horrendous wrong. Do it without delay.

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  • M. of NSW Posted at 11:55 AM December 25, 2010

    It would be great for her family if there is hope of her release. She, and,especially her family, have suffered enough. One positive thing from this whole situation, is the lesson and risk of being found with drugs in a foreign land. There is a whole different mind set in those places!!!

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  • rupanna of Warwick Posted at 12:22 PM December 25, 2010

    I think she is guilty but 20 years is a bit over the top. No more than 5 years in one of those gaols is more than enough.

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  • Hooble of melbourne Posted at 12:22 PM December 25, 2010

    Judgeing by some of the above comments ,our education system requires a complete overhaul.

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  • macca Posted at 12:32 PM December 25, 2010


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  • jb of melbourne Posted at 12:39 PM December 25, 2010

    Chapelle's done long enough,send her home.

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  • Does not deserve early release. of qld Posted at 12:41 PM December 25, 2010

    I do not think she will come back to Australia to live. She will live in Bali. If she comes back, it will be only to make money.

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  • De of Perth Posted at 1:45 PM December 25, 2010

    Happy Christmas Shapelle. Only another 15 to go.

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  • Iceman of Sydney Posted at 1:53 PM December 25, 2010

    Yes! she made a mistake and I believe she has paid for it. Time to bring her home.

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