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Schapelle Corby timeline

Schapelle Corby timeline

Schapelle Corby has spent more than nine years in an Indonesian prison on drug trafficking charges.

The following is a timeline of her journey:

July 10, 1977: Schapelle Corby was born on the Gold Coast to parents Michael and Rosleigh Corby. She grew up in the area and attended local schools before dropping out of high school and working in her parents’ fish and chip shop.

October 8, 2004: Customs officials in Denpasar discover 4.1 kilograms of marijuana in Corby’s unlocked bodyboard bag when she flies to Bali for a birthday celebration for her sister Mercedes.

January, 2005: The trial against Corby begins in the Denpasar District Court where the prosecution bases its case on the testimony of customs officials which say Corby claimed ownership of the bodyboard bag.

March, 2005: Corby’s legal team begins its defence, arguing the drugs were planted in the bag.

May 27, 2005: Schapelle Corby is found guilty and sentenced to 20 years in prison, but both parties appeal the decision. The defence requests a retrial while the prosecution wants life imprisonment.

June, 2005: Corby sacks and then re-hires all but two members of her legal team after allegations they requested $500,000 from the Australian Government to bribe High Court judges.

October 14, 2005: The High Court reduces Corby’s sentence by five years, but again, both parties appeal the decision.

January 19, 2006: The Indonesian Supreme Court overturns her sentence reduction and reinstates her original 20-year sentence.

November, 2006: Corby releases her autobiography, My Story.

March 28, 2008: The Supreme Court rejects Corby’s final appeal.

June, 2008: Corby is taken to hospital for treatment for depression. She is again admitted to hospital for depression less than 12 months later.

March, 2010: Corby launches her bid for clemency on the grounds that she is suffering from a mental illness that could endanger her life.

April 4, 2012: Indonesia's Justice and Human Rights Ministry recommends Corby’s jail sentence be slashed by 10 years on humanitarian grounds

May 22, 2012: Schappelle Corby is granted a five-year reduction in her sentence.

August 13, 2013: A source within Kerobokan Prison says parole officers visited Corby in jail to begin on paperwork for her parole.

January 22, 2014: Indonesian Prison Authorities say they are likely to make a final recommendation on Schapelle Corby's parole application within weeks.

January 2014: Schapelle Corby's case for parole is heard behind closed doors by Indonesian authorities. They refuse to reveal if it recommended her release from Kerobokan Prison.

February 2014: Schapelle Corby is released on parole from Kerobokan jail in Bali after more than nine years behind bars.