Schapelle Corby Released

Shapelle Corby has been released from Kerobokan jail in Bali today. She has spent more than nine years in Hotel K on drug charges. She departed the jail in a van with a massive media contingent and chaotic scenes.

Indonesia’s justice minister, Amir Syamsuddin approved Corby’s parole application late last week, and she is expected to be freed this afternoon after a lengthy meeting at Bali prosecutor’s office discussing her parole conditions.

Earlier today hundreds of police arrived at the jail to line the roads around the prison. As people would know that know this area in Kerobokan, the traffic is usually in grid-lock anyway, so good luck getting around that part of Bali today. And good luck Shapelle.

And lastly the question remains; should we be celebrating these types of people?