Huhne 'humbled' by prison

Disgraced former MP Chris Huhne has described prison as a "humbling and sobering experience" after he and his ex-wife Vicky Pryce were released from prison. The pair served eight weeks of eight-month sentences for perverting the course of justice.

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Pryce to release book based on prison experience

Vicky Pryce, who was released from jail today, will publish a book based on the diaries she kept during her two months in prison.

Vicky Pryce returning to her home in Clapham, London, today. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

The book, titled Prisonomics, will be published in early September but will not be a full memoir, Biteback Publishing said.

Pryce said: "I am pleased Biteback will again be publishing a book of mine. I kept a diary while in prison and I have some strong views on how the prison system works, especially with regard to how it treats women.

"I will use personal experience to back up my arguments but I must be clear that this book is more than a memoir - it will analyse how prison works, and should work, very much from an economic perspective."

Chris Huhne's former wife was released from jail after serving two months of an eight-month sentence for perverting the course of justice.


Vicky Pryce issues statement following prison release

Vicky Pryce's lawyer Robert Brown has read a statement to waiting reporters on behalf of the mother-of-five, following her release from prison.

He said: "Vicky Pryce is very pleased to be home and back with her family. She is grateful for all the support she has received from everyone whilst in prison, including her fellow residents and prison staff.

Vicky Pryce returns to her home in Clapham, London. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire/Press Association Images.

"She now intends to spend time with her family and looks forward to returning to her career as an economist."

Pryce, who will have to wear an electronic tag, has ideas to write about the economics of the criminal justice system, combining her economic expertise with her experience behind bars, but has not so far written a book on it, according to Mr Brown.

The Greek-born economist was jailed after being convicted of perverting the course of justice after a retrial at Southwark Crown Court.

During her trials, the court heard she had revealed the speeding points scandal to newspapers in 2011 in a bid to "nail" her ex-husband, who had left her the previous year for PR adviser Carina Trimingham.


Aitken: 'Coming out of prison is harder than going in'

Disgraced former MP Chris Huhne has been released from prison after serving eight weeks of an eight-month sentence for perverting the course of justice.

Huhne was the first former cabinet minister to be jailed since Tory MP Jonathan Aitken in 1999. Speaking to Daybreak, Mr Aitken said:

"I think that a political career is the least likely future for him but it will take a little time to settle down, I often say coming out of prison is harder than going into prison.

"You have to get your orientation points right, you have to find out who your real friends are, you have to start looking for a job and it's all a bit disorientating."

Vicky Pryce leaves prison with lawyer via back exit

Vicky Pryce, 60, emerged from East Sutton Park Prison near Maidstone, Kent, via a back exit.

The mother-of-five was driven away with her lawyer Robert Brown, pursued by press photographers who been camped outside the Category D open jail for women and young offenders.

The ex-wife of former Cabinet minister Chris Huhne's has served around a quarter of an eight-month sentence for taking speeding points for him.

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