Huhne and Pryce released from prison as book deals beckon

SHAMED former cabinet minister Chris Huhne and his ex-wife Vicky Pryce were yesterday released from prison after serving just two months of their eight month sentences for perverting the course of justice.

The former husband and wife were jailed in March after it was found she had agreed to take speeding points on his behalf.

Their sentences are not yet over and they will have to wear electronic tags that keep track of their movements during the coming months.

Both are expected to attempt to rehabilitate their public reputations through media appearances. Pryce was first off the blocks, swiftly announcing a deal with publishing house Biteback to release a book entitled Prisonomics, based on the diaries she kept while behind bars.

It promises to be a “very personal book examining prison life” mixed with “a hard-hitting economic analysis of the cost to the economy of keeping women in prison”.

Pryce’s lawyer told the media “she is grateful for all the support she has received from everyone whilst in prison, including her fellow residents and prison staff.”

Huhne, a top Lib Dem, returned to his Clerkenwell home and told reporters that prison had been a “humbling and sobering experience”. He is not expected to return to politics after resigning his Eastleigh constituency in March.