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Prisoners receive £10m compensation in last five years

Prisoners in England and Wales have received more than £10m in compensation over the past five years, figures show.

Figures released by the Ministry of Justice to the Press Association showed almost £1.6m was paid out in 2010/11.

Four prisoners got between £125,000 and £62,000 in personal injury cases.

Three got £25,000 for "false imprisonment".

Robin Brant reports.

  • 26 Jun 2011
  • From the section UK
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