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Innocent Warren Blackwell Charged For Prison Bed And Board

by | 28th, May 2007

THERE are plenty of things you’d expect to have after three years wrongful imprisonment an overpowering sense of injustice, a class A drug addiction and maybe a predilection for large men called ‘Tiny’.

But you would not expect a £7,000 bill for board and lodging?

But Warren Blackwell, the victim of an appalling miscarriage of justice, got exactly that.

The 37-year-old was originally banged up in 1999 for rape on the evidence of a woman who had a history of making false claims against innocent men. Blackwell was only cleared last year at the Appeal Court.

Now the innocent man is to be charged almost £7,000 for his prison sentence, which will be deducted from whatever compensation he receives.

The flummoxed Blackwell says: “I can’t

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