Release: Corby could be out of prison in mid-2015, even if she fails to win parole. Photo: Getty Images
Schapelle Corby is set to have her jail term cut further as lawyers for the convicted drug smuggler continue to work on a possible parole bid.
The governor of Bali's Kerobokan jail, Gusti Ngurah Wiratna, has confirmed that Corby has been recommended for a six-month sentence cut, set to be announced as part of Indonesian Independence Day celebrations on August 17.
Corby has been eligible to apply for parole since last August but is yet to lodge an application after the Indonesian government introduced a set of strict conditions for prisoners convicted of serious crimes.
Corby's lawyer, Iskandar Nawing, said he was waiting for the Immigration Department to provide a letter clarifying her immigration status, which is needed before she applies for parole.
''We're still waiting for green light from the immigration officials,'' he said.
The regulations signed off in April means that Corby may have to agree to become a so-called ''justice collaborator'', as well as admitting guilt and showing remorse, before gaining parole.
If Corby fails to win parole, but gets the latest sentence cut, she could be free in mid-2015, so long as she continues to win the maximum eight months a year in remissions.