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Schapelle Corby released, but still a prisoner

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Schapelle Corby was nervous and asking about the huge media presence outside Kerobokan jail before her release on Monday.

Corby, 36, is out of prison after more than nine years locked up for drug smuggling.

After she rushed into a waiting prison van, she was taken under police escort to the prosecutor’s office in Denpasar.

She obscured her face with not only a hat and veil, but a sarong under the veil. She did not utter a word to the media pack of up to 60, who were shouting questions at her.

She spent about 30 minutes being interviewed by prosecutors, joined by her brother-in-law, Wayan Widyartha.

Prison boss Farid Junaedi told reporters Corby’s condition on Monday morning was “just fine, only a little bit nervous and asking why there’s so many people and reporters”.

“She took her make-up and clothes,” he said.

Mr Junaedi said Corby was searched before she was released.

“After she was clear, then she could get out,” he said. “According to the last data, Corby will stay in her sister’s (Mercedes) house.”

Corby’s next stop after the prosecutor’s office was the corrections office in Denpasar, known as Bapas, where she arrived at 9.15am local time (12.15am AEDT) under escort.

Earlier, Mr Junaedi said Mercedes didn’t join her husband at the jail because of the crush when she visited on Friday.

He said if Corby violated her parole, he would “pull her back”.

In Queensland, her mother Rosleigh Rose celebrated Corby’s release with champagne and dancing at her home in Loganlea.

An elated Ms Rose was screaming and crying as she watched Corby leave the prison on television.

“It was just beautiful to see my beautiful Schapelle come out from those doors,” she told the Seven Network.