Cheap at Twice the Price

I missed this one a few weeks back:

The Home Secretary will this week appeal to the Royal Courts of Justice for permission to charge all those who have been wrongly convicted for the costs of accommodation during their time in prison.

The Scotsman

I’m increasingly finding myself horrified by the insanity of the government. I would have thought that if you discovered that if you sent someone to jail and then discovered that it had been a mistake, you’d be falling over yourself to apologise profusely, not trying to bill them for the money they saved on accomodation and food etc!

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