Actually any sentence over 50 years is pointless and purely symbolic as it is capped to a max of 50 years. However with the offender already 31 yo odds are he will die in prison...hopefully!
I think you are wrong. It may have been like that 10 years ago but its not anymore. I am British and I had to cough up for the birth of my son in the UK as my wife was not Brit and not on a long term Visa. The hops I had to go through to get her registered at a clinic even with a rental contract and electric and water bills in both our names. It may work differently for a foreigner on holiday who has an emergency but I can't really comment on that.