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'I'm still in recovery': Wran out of jail

AAP logoAAP 12/09/2016 Sophie Tarr

Harriet Wran, the daughter of former NSW premier Neville Wran, has addressed the media before being driven away from Silverwater Women's Correctional Centre saying she is "still very much in recovery".

Wran, 28, was released on parole from the western Sydney prison just after 7am on Tuesday, seven weeks after she was jailed over her role in an ice-fuelled deadly robbery.

"I've really just come to implore you to understand that I'm still very much in recovery," she told the waiting media pack before she was driven from the complex in a silver Audi by her mother Jill Hickson .

"It's going to be a long process and it's going to be hard and I ask you to understand please, let me do what I have to do in private."

The 28-year-old was sentenced in July to a four-year prison term for robbery in company, and a one-year jail term for acting as an accessory after the fact to the murder of Redfern drug dealer Daniel McNulty.

Her parole period will last until August 2018.

She had already spent almost two years in custody on remand.

The heiress has previously spoken of her battles with mental illness and the crippling drug addiction that took her from Sydney's moneyed eastern suburbs to the scene of a grisly killing in a Redfern housing commission drug den in 2014.

She has told how she was "hanging out" for a hit on the night Mr McNulty was killed, and that she was the one who showed her face at his window and gave a name - "Sarah" - so as to get inside his ground-floor flat.

Mr McNulty told his housemate Mr Fitzgerald: "Don't worry, it's just a girl."

But he did not see the two men standing behind Wran - her boyfriend of two weeks, heroin addict Michael Lee, and his friend Lloyd Edward Haines.

The three had arrived planning to take more drugs than they had money to pay for.

But in the seconds after Mr McNulty unlocked his front door, the robbery turned deadly.

Wran told a sentencing hearing earlier this year that she thought about the death of Mr McNulty, and the critical injuries sustained by his housemate Brett Fitzgerald, multiple times every day.

"I regret every step I took that night," she told the NSW Supreme Court then.

She told the court she would never return to drugs and that being locked up following countless failed stints in rehabilitation centres had saved her life.

"But I also know that I have to be vigilant," she said then.

Wran's co-offenders are awaiting sentence for murder.

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