A law expert says if David Bain is granted compensation for the time he spent in prison over the murder of his family, he could get a hefty payout. The Government has received a report on his compensation claim, investigated by retired Canadian Supreme Court Judge Ian Binnie. Head of Law at Canterbury University Dr Chris Gallavin says there are cabinet guidelines on compensation payouts. "The criteria as it currently applies, the starting position is $100,000 per year of imprisonment. So potentially he may receive quite a considerable sum of money, as to whether that's true compensation for spending the 13 or so years in prison that he has, is another matter."
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