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Huhne and Pryce to wear electronic tags on release

An example of an electronic tag worn by an offender on early release. Credit: PA

For sentences under a year, an offender is automatically released after serving half their sentence.

In addition, offenders serving sentences of between three months and four years, with certain exceptions for violent and sexual offenders, may also be eligible for release on a home detention curfew (HDC).

This allows an offender to be released up to 135 days before their automatic release date.Electronic tagging is used to enforce either a timed curfew or a place of residence.

Both Huhne and Pryce are expected to return to their separate homes in London.

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Huhne and Pryce expected to be released from prison

Pryce, left, and Huhne will have served eight weeks in jail each. Credit: PA

Disgraced former MP Chris Huhne and his wife Vicky Pryce are expected to be released from prison today.

They both began eight-month sentences eight weeks ago after being convicted of perverting the course of justice.

Pryce took three speeding points for Huhne a decade ago. The former energy secretary, who denied his guilt for two years, failed in attempts to get his case dismissed, only pleading guilty on the first day of trial while economist Pryce, 60, was convicted after a retrial.

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Report: Huhne 'mocked' by officer on first day in jail

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".

Chris Huhne outside Southwark Crown Court as he arrived to be sentenced earlier this week. Credit: Press Association

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.

Tory MP wants an appeal over 'lenient' Huhne sentence

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:

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