I have always been under the impression that if you were incorrectly jailed for a crime that you didn't commit, you would be handsomely compensated for the Crown's mistake. In the eyes of the law Barry George is not guilty of Jill Dando's murder. However he has now lost his bid for compensation. BBC News - Barry George loses Jill Dando compensation bid ruling So it is ok for this country to lock someone up for 8 years and for their reputation to be destroyed, and the country just has to say 'whoops, sorry about that'? I'd expect to be supplied with hot and cold running Lamborghini's if I had lost 8 years of my life to a MoJ cockup. Not that I think he is innocent, but in the 'eyes of the law' he is. n.b. No, I have not caught BounceBanana Loony Syndrome, I just stumbled across this story whilst looking for pics of boobies.