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Thursday 17 April 2014

Huhne 'humbled by prison experience'

CHRIS Huhne, the disgraced former energy secretary, has described prison as a "humbling and sobering experience" after he was released just 62 days into an eight-month sentence.

The 58-year-old, who was jailed in March after admitting perverting the course of justice, arrived back at his £1.2m (€1.4m) London flat just after midday yesterday. Accompanied by his partner, Carina Trimingham, Mr Huhne once again expressed remorse for persuading his former wife, Vicky Pryce, to accept speeding points on his behalf.

The former Liberal Democrat MP, who will wear an electronic tag for the rest of his sentence, said: "As you know from the night I was sentenced, I said that I was very sorry for what I had done. It has been a humbling and sobering experience."

Ms Pryce, who was also jailed for eight months, arrived at their former marital home after being released from prison.

Ms Pryce is to publish a "very personal" book drawing on her prison diaries called 'Prisonomics'. It will also analyse the economics of keeping women in prison, her publisher said. (© Daily Telegraph London

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