This is outrageous. The Home Office are attempting to recover from victims of miscarriages of justice the costs of their bed and board while they were detained.
Michael O’Brien, one of the Cardiff Three wrongly convicted of murder, spent 11 years in prison before being freed by the appeal court. He later received £125,000 in compensation. Lord Brennan, the independent assessor appointed by the government, deducted £37,000 for what he called saved living expenses
Mr O’Brien’s solicitor, said: “It is adding insult to injury to tell a prisoner that he has received a benefit from the state by the prison giving him food and a roof over his head when he should never have been in prison in the first place.”