A source told The Sun that she had made the move to the “more relaxed” prison
in “record time”.
“There won’t be a lockdown where you have to return to your room by a set
time, for example. It’s very different to other jails,” they said.
It is believed that she was moved so quickly because she is a low-risk
Former Energy Secretary Huhne, 58, remains in London’s Wandsworth prison, but
is also expected to be moved with the week.
The grade II-listed 15th Century prison provides farms, gardens and catering
courses and is described on the Ministry of Justice website as “a pleasant
mansion house overlooking the Weald of Kent”.
The website adds: “It holds both adult and young offender women in open
conditions preparing them for resettlement in the community.”
She will be able to wear her own clothes and hire a TV and use a
fridge-freezer at the prison which even has a rarebreed farm with 17 horses
in the grounds.
The relaxed prison, which once housed the Duchess of York aide Jane Andrews,
will be in sharp contrast to Holloway, the imposing Victorian prison in
north London once notorious for its grim conditions.
Holloway’s former high-profile inmates include serial killer Rose West and
Maxine Carr, girlfriend of Soham killer Ian Huntley, who murdered
schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman.
Whilst in Holloway it was reported that she was sharing a dormitory with three
It is believed that she was transferred to the open prison alongside April
Casburn, the disgraced former Detective Chief Inspector convicted of
corruption after attempting to sell information about the phone hacking
investigation to the News of the World.
Although an open prison, East Sutton Park’s dormitories and lack of privacy is
still a far cry from her normal home – a £2.5million five bedroom elegant
Georgian townhouse, in Clapham Common, south-west London.
The move comes after her family raised concerns about her welfare, with her
brother George Courmouzis telling the BBC that he was “worried”.
He added: “Our family has no experience of going to prison. Physically, Vicky
is very frail.”
Pryce prompted the downfall when she went told a newspaper about the speeding
offence in an attempt to “nail” her ex husband after he left her for another
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