Chris Huhne humiliated and bullied on first day in prison
'Honourable member for Wandsworth' reportedly mocked by warder and moved to secure wing
CHRIS HUHNE was publicly ridiculed by a warder who called him to breakfast by shouting "Order! Order!" over the prison tannoy on his first day in Wandsworth jail, according to The Sun.
The disgraced former cabinet minister was ordered to breakfast from his cell at 7am yesterday morning by a prison officer who said : "The right honourable member for Wandsworth North - down to the office".
It is believed the 58-year-old was also moved to the jail's segregation block, which usually holds prisoners who are in danger of bullying, such as police informers and sex offenders.
An unnamed 23-year-old woman visiting her prisoner boyfriend told the Daily Express: "Warders had to move him to the segregation block because people were bullying him. They were going up and demanding money".
She added: "Someone found out he had loads of money. So as soon as he was on the wing there were people after him. They just kept going up to him, saying, 'We know you've got money'. I don't think anyone beat him up or anything... He definitely didn't have a good first night."
Last year Wandsworth, Britain's biggest prison, was singled out for its "unsafe" and "demeaning" treatment of prisoners who are locked in their cells for 16 hours a day. Jimmy Donovan, who has been incarcerated there six times, told The Sun it was one of the "roughest" jails in the country and crawling with rats. "Huhne will be like a lamb to the slaughter. The inmates will be queuing up to make money out of him."
The former MP for Eastleigh and his ex-wife Vicky Pryce were both jailed for eight months on Monday after being convicted of perverting the course of justice. Pryce was sent to Holloway. ·