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Corby 'damages chances' of more sentence cuts - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Corby 'damages chances' of more sentence cuts

Updated March 07, 2013 01:56:07

Convicted Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby has damaged her chances of an earlier release from a Bali prison after refusing to attend a compulsory event.

The head of Bali's infamous Kerobokan Prison says the prison held an event about ridding the prison of mobile phones, bribery and drugs.

Chief warden Gusti Ngurah Wiratna says Corby was the only one of 130 female inmates who refused to attend.

He is the person who recommends whether prisoners should be eligible for a cut to their sentence, and he says Corby's refusal to attend the event is bad for her record and damages her chances of a sentence cut.

Corby, 35, who is originally from Queensland's Gold Coast, was convicted in 2005 of smuggling 4.1 kilograms of marijuana into Bali.

She has received several remissions to her original 20-year sentence and is now eligible for release in 2017.

Topics: prisons-and-punishment, law-crime-and-justice, drug-offences, foreign-affairs, bali, indonesia, australia, qld, asia

First posted March 06, 2013 17:36:30