In the Media

Innocent men must pay prison bill

PUBLISHED July 30, 2004

Two men wrongly jailed for murder for 18 years must pay for the money they saved in "board and lodgings" while in prison, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

Cousins Michael and Vincent Hickey were convicted of murdering newspaper boy Carl Bridgewater in November 1979.
An independent assessor ruled their "loss of earnings" compensation should be cut by 25% to cover living expenses.