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Schapelle Corby recalls life in jail on fourth anniversary of her release

The convicted drug smuggler wrote about her time in Kerobokan prison.
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It was a moment that made headlines around the world.

When convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby was released from prison in Bali, after almost 10 years inside, a media scrum awaited her.

Now, on the fourth anniversary of her release, Schapelle has recalled her time in jail.

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(Credit: Instagram/Schapelle Corby)

‘4 years ago today I was released from Kerobokan prison. Bali Indonesia. 8.10.2004 – 10.2.2014. #whataf‘ingnightmare,’ Schapelle wrote simply on her Instagram page – which has amassed a following of 193,000.

Schapelle accompanied her post with a picture of the jail where she spent 10 years of her life.

The grainy image shows what appears to be a view of the prison from behind bars.

Schapelle referred to her time in jail as a 'nightmare'
Schapelle referred to her time in jail as a ‘nightmare’ (Credit: Instagram/Schapelle Corby)

Schapelle’s socal media followers were quick to lend their support – with many commenting how quickly the time has gone. 

‘Wow I can’t believe it’s 4 years ! Enjoy life lovely,’ wrote one supporter.

‘OMG l bet it just turns your stomach looking at that photo. You must be enjoying your freedom and life being back home in Australia xxx,’ added another.

‘I still remember the shock and horror watching it on live TV. It literally stopped the nation,’ wrote another.

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She accompanied her post with this image of the jail (Credit: Instagram/Schapelle Corby)

Schapelle’s socal media followers were quick to lend their support – with many commenting how quickly the time has gone. 

‘Wow I can’t believe it’s 4 years ! Enjoy life lovely,’ wrote one supporter.

‘OMG l bet it just turns your stomach looking at that photo. You must be enjoying your freedom and life being back home in Australia xxx,’ added another.

‘I still remember the shock and horror watching it on live TV. It literally stopped the nation,’ wrote another.

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(Credit: Instagram/Schapelle Corby)

Just a day earlier, Schapelle had taken to social media to share her excitement about passing her driving licence.

‘I got it. I passed. In QLD if your driver licence has expired over 5 years (as mine was) you need to 1. Do the written test. 2. Book in and Pass your driven test. From ‘L’ plates straight to Open licence.

‘I’ve been home since May 2017, why has it taken me so long to get my licence?… well that’d be because I had a broken leg of course. 

‘Leg is healing well & I’m so excited to have my independence. Now just need a car,’ Schapelle wrote, tagging car manufacturer Mercedes Benz in the post.

This article originally appeared on New Idea.

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