Vicky Pryce, the ex-wife of Chris Huhne, told ITV News that prison had a "positive" effect on her and not "a lasting, negative impact."
Former politician Chris Huhne described prison as a "humbling and sobering experience", after he and ex-wife Vicky Pryce were released.
Former Cabinet minister Chris Huhne and his ex-wife Vicky Pryce have both been jailed for eight months over the speeding points scandal.
- Chris Huhne faces a hefty legal bill from the case
- The CPS is pursuing him for the cost of his prosecution as well as for his efforts to get the case thrown out
- The 58-year-old, who denied his guilt for two years, only pleaded guilty on the first day of trial
- Vicky Pryce was convicted after a retrial
Former Cabinet minister Chris Huhne and his ex-wife Vicky Pryce are set to find out today how much of the legal bill they will have to pay for their prosecution for points-swapping. More than £100,000 was spent by prosecutors pursuing the former couple.
The ex-Liberal Democrat Cabinet minister was jailed earlier this month after pleading guilty to perverting the course of justice for asking his wife to take speeding points for him in 2003.
The 58-year-old served his first week at HMP Wandsworth, in south London, but has now been moved to HMP Leyhill in Gloucestershire for the remainder of his eight month term, the report stated.
The Category D jail is described on the Ministry of Justice website as somewhere that prisoners can "assume more responsibility and benefit from opportunities to make decisions for themselves before returning to the outside community".
In a letter to the Conservative MP David Burrowes, the Attorney General said he would not refer the Huhne and Pryce sentences because he did not "think that the Court would increase them."
The Attorney General has rejected the call by Conservative MP David Burrowes to appeal the sentences of Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce for being unduly lenient:
The Tory MP David Burrowes, who qrote to Dominic Grieve has tweeted that he respects the decision:
AG rejects call for review of Huhne/Pryce sentence http://t.co/xsSNTLp32b ..respect AG decision
The disgraced former Cabinet minister Chris Huhne was allegedly mocked by a prison officer on his first day at Wandsworth jail, the Sun reports.
According to the newspaper, the officer announced on the Tannoy system: "The right honourable member for Wandsworth North — down to the office".
Fellow inmates are said to have reacted with laughter as Mr Huhne left his cell to pick up his morning meal.
The newspaper also reported that the Justice Ministry declined to say whether an inquiry would be launched into the alleged incident.
Mr Huhne was sentenced to an eight month jailed sentence along with his ex-wife Vicky Pryce for perverting the course of justice over a speeding points scandal.
A Conservative MP is to ask the Attorney General Dominic Grieve to appeal against the "unduly lenient" eight month jail sentences for Chris Huhne and his ex-wife Vicky Pryce, according to The Sun's Whitehall correspondent, Emily Ashton:
Tory MP David Burrowes will today urge the Attorney General to appeal the Huhne and Pryce sentences for being "unduly lenient"
Chris Huhne's van has arrived at Wandsworth Prison as the former Cabinet minister prepares to start his eight month sentence for perverting the course of justice.
Former Liberal Democrat leader Lord Ashdown has told ITV's The Agenda that although it was unlikely Chris Huhne, who was jailed for eight months today, would return to public life, it was not impossible.
He said: "I personally believe in redemption. You never say never in politics but if I ever said never about anything I'd say it about this. I don't think so.
"I don't say he can't ever comeback to public life provided that process of catharsis is gone through...my own view is that a period of silence rather than public statements might be a better course to follow but let's see what he says."
Watch The Agenda on ITV at 10.35pm
A former Cabinet minister and his ex-wife, who was once a respected government adviser, are both in jail tonight.
The judge told Chris Huhne he had committed a "flagrant offence" and said he believed Vicky Pryce had been "bent on revenge."
ITV News Political Correspondent Romilly Weeks reports: