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They are Watching Her, From a Distance

Schapelle Corby Finds Life Outside Prison Loaded with Restrictions and Threats of Possible Re-imprisonment.

(2/16/2014) After nine years in a Bali prison for transporting drugs, Schapelle Corby walked out the wall of Kerobokan prison on Monday, February 10, 2014 into phalanx of hyper-active press.

Wearing a self-styled veil to prevent photographers from capturing her image, Corby rushed to a waiting van that took her the offices of State Prosecutor to sign documents governing her parole to be spent in Bali until mid-2017.

While original plans were for the 36-year-old Australian to spend the more than 2-year period of parole in a multi-family compound in Kuta together with her sister Mercedes and her Balinese husband, a last minute change-of-plans sent Corby to luxuriate in the luxury Sentosa villas in Seminyak.

Press reports indicate that Mercedes has separated from her husband who also serves as Schapelle guarantor to prison authorities during the parole period.

Australian media reports Schapelle will been paid millions for an exclusive interview with Australian TV, news that has prompted a message from the Indonesian Ministry of Justice strongly discouraging Corby from undertaking the interview or any other act like to cause “public unrest” or displease the Indonesian people.

Separately, Queensland authorities are seeking to prevent Corby from profiting from her criminal acts by selling her story to the media.

Life “on the outside” for Schapelle Corby is shaping up to be populated with difficulties that, if not negotiated with great care, could send her back to prison, including:

By any measure, life "on the outside" has become very complicated for Schapelle Corby.