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Pryce moved to open jail described as 'pleasant mansion'
10:40am Monday 18th March 2013 in News
Vicky Pryce, 60, was jailed for eight months last Monday after a jury found her guilty of perverting the course of justice for taking speeding points for Liberal Democrat Huhne in 2003.
On Friday the mother-of-five was transferred to East Sutton Park prison in Maidstone, Kent. The category D jail is described on the Ministry of Justice’s website as “a pleasant mansion house overlooking the Weald of Kent”.
It holds female offenders in open conditions preparing them for resettlement in the community, the website adds, and its regime includes “provision of farms, gardens, catering and training courses”.
Economist Pryce was convicted following a retrial at Southwark Crown Court.
Huhne, 58, who pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice, remains in Wandsworth prison in London.