Schapelle Corby to walk free within days

TONIGHT could be the last night Schapelle Corby spends in her Bali prison after she was granted parole on Friday.

Indonesian Justice Minister Amir Syamsuddin briefed a hungry media contingent on Friday afternoon, confirming the former Gold Coast beautician’s bid for parole from Bali’s Kerobokan Prison had been signed off.

If her singed parole papers arrive in Bali from Jakarta on Monday morning, she could walk free in the afternoon.


But if the documents arrive on Monday afternoon, she would likely face another night in her jail cell and be freed on Tuesday.

Once released, Schapelle will be required to fulfill a number of legalities before being able to leave with her family.

She will have to immediately report to a parole office in Denpasar for fingerprinting before visiting the corrections office where she will be formally briefed on her parole conditions. Only then will she be free to go.

It is expected the 36-year-old will serve the remainder of her sentence in her sister Mercedes’ Kuta home while working in her brother-in-law’s factory. However there are reports she could move anywhere in Bali given she advises authorities of her plans first.

She will not be able to return to Australia until late 2017.

Schapelle was arrested in 2004 for attempting to smuggle just over 4 kilograms of cannabis into Bali concealed in her body board bag. She was convicted and sentenced to 20 years jail.

myGC will have updates on Schapelle’s imminent release throughout the day on Monday.