Christmas hope for Schapelle Corby
- December 25, 2010
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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.