Vicky Pryce has been freed from East Sutton Park prison in Kent after serving a quarter of an eight-month jail term for taking speeding points for her ex-husband, former Cabinet minister Chris Huhne.
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.
The Independent newspaper reports that Vicky Pryce, who is due to be released from prison, has spent her time inside writing her book.
Sources told the newspaper her work would focus on "telling her side of the story."
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.
- 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.
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 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.