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This was Schapelle Corby's face, the moment she found out she was to be sentenced to 20 years in prison for her Bali drug smuggling offense. This was back in 2005; this coming Indonesian Independence Day, Corby is set to get her sentence reduced, the latest in a series of sentence reductions that have cut over seven years from her term. With the reductions taken into account, Corby is scheduled to be released in 2017.
According to Kerobokan Prison chief I Gusti Ngurah Wiratna, Corby deserved the sentence reduction due to good behavior in prison. The reduction isn't final; Wiratna says that the remission will be finalized on August 17. Corby was imprisoned for attempting to smuggle about 9 pounds of cannabis through the airport in a body board bag back in October 2004.
Most drug convicts in Bali aren't as lucky as Corby; remission is actually quite rare, and an unlucky few get sentenced to death. Strict prison terms are par for the course in the region; to find out more, read our article: Harsh Punishments for Drug Use in Southeast Asia.