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Schapelle's cell conditions worsen

Cramped ... the cell Shapelle shares with 12 other prisoners in Bali
CONDITIONS in Schapelle Corby's jail cell have worsened, prompting her family to describe them as "disgusting".

There are now 13 prisoners in cell No.7 at Bali's Kerobokan prison, including convicted drug smuggler Corby.

When she was first transferred from the stinking cell at Polda police station earlier this year, the cell had eight inmates and Corby said that number was hard to deal with, especially after the daily 4.30pm lockdown.

Within weeks, it was home to 11 prisoners and Corby said there was almost constant movement to and from the basic toilet attached to the cell.

"There are people coming and going all the time and it's in that area where I had my little stove set up, but I've stopped cooking for now, I'm over it," she said.

Corby's sister Mercedes said the number had risen to 13 - crammed into the cell measuring just 4m by 3m.

Corby's allotted space is just 920 sq cm Mercedes said when inmates tried to sleep on their mattresses, they were touching shoulder to shoulder.

"It's disgusting, but there seems to be little we can do about it, but people in Australia need to realise that conditions here are totally different to what you would find in Australian prisons," she said.

Her mum, Rosleigh Rose, said Corby did not dwell on the cell conditions too much.

"From little things that are said, you get the impression life is pretty tough in there," she said.

"Schapelle's cell is about the size of a child's bedroom in Australia, so imagine what it must be like with 13 in there - even allowing for the fact that all the others are Indonesian and are small in stature."

Corby was originally sentenced to 20 years in Kerobokan after being convicted of smuggling 4kg of cannabis into Bali, a sentence which was later reduced to 15 years on appeal.

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