Corby to know future this afternoon

SCHAPELLE Corby’s family and supporters are nervously waiting for Indonesia’s Justice Minister to give an update on the progress of her parole bid.

Amir Syamsuddin is set to hold a media conference this afternoon to discuss all of the 1700 parole applications on his desk, including that of the Gold Coast drug smuggler.

If Corby gets the green light, she will likely still spend the weekend behind bars, before being thrust into the world of freedom – one that has changed greatly during her almost 10 years imprisonment.

ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER THIS ADVERTISEMENT reports, when Corby finally leaves Kerobokan Jail she will be going from a crowded prison cell to a traditional home in the centre of Bali’s busiest tourist district.

The Corbys have agreed that once the 36-year-old is released on parole, she will live at the home of her sister Mercedes, brother-in-law Wayan Widyartha and their three children.

The home is part of a traditional Balinese family compound, with a Hindu temple in the middle surrounded by six homes in which about 35 members of Wayan’s family live, and where religion and culture are important components of each day.

For the first time since 2004 she will be in a real bed in an actual house, with hot running water and a proper bathroom.

Corby has told her parole officers she plans to work in the swimwear business run by Mercedes and Wayan.