Banged Up in Bali: The Compelling True Story of an Innocent Woman Sentenced to Twenty Years in a Hellhole Indonesian PrisonPaperback
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- Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
- Format: Paperback | 304 pages
- Publication date: 1 April 2009
- Publication City/Country: Edinburgh
- ISBN 10: 1845964594
- ISBN 13: 9781845964597
- Illustrations note: 1 x 8pp b/w
For Schapelle Corby, a dream holiday became a waking nightmare when she was arrested at Denpasar Airport in Bali following the discovery of four kilograms of marijuana in her bag. Though completely innocent, she had to face trial in a country where the penalties for drug smuggling are among the harshest in the world. Her case became one of the biggest news stories of the decade, and her family watched in horror as she was sentenced to 20 years in jail.Now, in this searing and utterly compelling book, Schapelle has finally been given the chance to tell her story: of being incarcerated in a stinking police cell, of an alien legal system where her attempts to prove her innocence were thwarted at every turn, and of learning to survive in the squalor and violence of an Indonesian jail - where she remains today. Schapelle's story is an account like no other - of a young woman experiencing the unimaginable and enduring total hell with courage, strength and humour. It's the most unforgettable book you'll ever read.
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Schapelle Corby was born in 1977 in Queensland. She was imprisoned in May 2005 and is serving her sentence in Bali's Kerobokan Prison. Kathryn Bonella first got involved in Schapelle Corby's story in 2004, while working as a producer for Australia's 60 Minutes show. In 2005, Kathryn moved to Bali to work with Schapelle on this book.