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Oh no! Chris Huhne is being bullied for money in prison… No one likes to hear that kind of news. Even if that is what him and his cronie cunts have been doing to the nation for years.

All together now. A one. A two. A one, two,  three, four: 

If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands, ♫ If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands  C’mon, join in for fucks sake…  If you’re happy and you… Know it… And… You…  Really… Fuck ya then. 

I heard that he wanted to go in with the nonces but the Prison Governor said “No!  Fuck that, he’s in here to be punished, not  enjoy himself”.

 

Shamed Chris Huhne ‘bullied by inmates for money’ just two days into his eight month prison sentence

  • Former Energy Secretary was sentenced to 8 months in prison on Monday
  • Huhne has allegedly been ‘targeted’ by other inmates at Wandsworth prison
  • The ex-Cabinet Minister asked staff to segregate him for his own safety
  • A prison warder added to the former MP’s humiliation – waking the inmates on his wing by shouting: ‘Order, order!’

By SUZANNAH HILLS

PUBLISHED: 02:36, 13 March 2013 | UPDATED: 06:59, 13 March 2013

 

Shamed politician Chris Huhne has been segregated in prison for his own safety after being bullied by fellow inmates demanding money, it has emerged.

The former Energy Secretary, 58, was sentenced on Monday to eight months in prison for perverting the course of justice.

But Huhne has already been targeted by other inmates on the D Wing at Wandsworth jail and asked to be moved to a segregated wing for vulnerable prisoners.

 Bullied: Former Liberal Democrat Cabinet minister Chris Huhne, pictured at Southwark Crown Court ahead of being sentenced to eight months in jail, is allegedly being bullied by his fellow inmates

Bullied: Former Liberal Democrat Cabinet minister Chris Huhne, pictured at Southwark Crown Court ahead of his sentence to eight months in jail, is allegedly being bullied by his fellow inmates

 Segregated: The former MP has allegedly requested to be removed from the D Wing at Wandsworth Prison for his own safety

Segregated: The former MP has allegedly requested to be removed from the D Wing at Wandsworth Prison for his own safety

The wing is normally reserved for sex offenders who are likely to be attacked by other inmates.

A 23-year-old woman who visited her boyfriend at the prison in south-west London 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.

 

‘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.’

Huhne arrived at the prison on Monday night after being jailed for asking his ex-wife Vicky Pryce to take his penalty points ten years ago after he was caught speeding by a camera.

Court artist sketch of Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce being sentenced at Southwark Crown Court in London yesterday

Court artist sketch of Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce being sentenced at Southwark Crown Court in London

Dubious honour: Huhne becomes the first former Cabinet minister since Jonathan Aitken to be jailed

Dubious honour: Huhne is the first former Cabinet minister since Jonathan Aitken to be jailed

Pryce was also given eight months for the same offence of perverting the course of justice and is now serving her time at Holloway Prison.

Huhne would have been strip-searched, finger-printed and photographed before being given a prison uniform and taken to a two-man cell.

The former MP was then treated to further humiliation after being woken at 7am yesterday morning by a warder shouting: ‘Order, order!’, The Sun reports.

A former prison counsellor Rachael Bracey warned that Huhne will have to be careful not to upset the wrong people in prison.

FORMER CABINET MINISTER HAS SERVED TIME BEFORE

Disgraced ex-Cabinet minister Chris Huhne’s current stint in prison is not his first, it emerged today.

The former Energy Secretary was arrested over a car crash while holidaying in Greece as a teenager and spent three days in prison sharing a cell with a murderer.

Aged 18, Mr Huhne was held on remand before he was cleared and freed.

‘I had a brief experience many, many years ago of being locked up in a foreign prison,’ Mr Huhne told The Mirror.

‘I was involved in a car crash – vehichles seem to have something in my life – and I was on remand for a period, not knowing when I would be let out.’

Mr Huhne spoke before the sentencing on Monday when he and ex-wife Pryce were given identical sentences for perverting the course of justice, after which he was taken to Wandsworth prison to serve his time.

He told The Mirror he is already planning to re-invent his career, saying after working as a journalist, City entrepreneur and a politician he needed to find a fourth career.

Meanwhile Vicki Pryce, who spent her second night at Holloway prison, was defended by her friend, journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown who called her a ‘gifted, sane, stable woman’ who became ‘unhinged’ by love.

 

 

Wandsworth jail is hell for the famous, Chris – as I found out: Lord Brocket tells of his time in the prison

By LORD BROCKET

PUBLISHED: 00:17, 13 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:41, 13 March 2013

 

Lord Brocket, who spent five years in prison, says Huhne will face threats and taunts from other prisoners because of his statusLord Brocket, who spent two and a half years in prison, says Huhne will face threats and taunts from other prisoners because of his status

One journey Chris Huhne will never forget is the trip in the ‘sweat box’ that on Monday took him from Southwark Crown Court to HM Prison Wandsworth, a few miles along the Thames in South London.

Before I was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment in January 1996 for planning an insurance fraud, I imagined that these white ‘prison limos’, as we inmates called them, were laid out like buses, with several men to each row of seats. In fact, they are divided into tiny individual cubicles, each with the hardest plastic chair imaginable.

I am 6ft 2in, but anyone would find them cramped, and the misery of sitting there in handcuffs — with your knees jammed against the bulkhead — is compounded when the van begins to roll out of the basement of the crown court.

That’s when all hell breaks loose and the other prisoners start kicking the doors and yelling every obscenity imaginable.

But Huhne should have savoured the anonymity of that miniature cell, because being rich or famous  at Wandsworth, Britain’s toughest jail, is tantamount to walking around with a target painted on your back.

I was sent there a short time  into my sentence. Not long before I left his prison, the deputy governor at Bedford warned me that the authorities were taunting me by sending me to as many prisons as they could, and this was part of my tour of seven.

They wanted to make it difficult for my family to visit me, and my four weeks in ‘Wanno’ would be a punishment all of their own.

A Category B prison, only one step down from a maximum security Category A, it is known as a ‘screws’ jail’ — one where the day-to-day running is controlled by the prison warders rather than the management.

 

Of the seven jails I was sent to during the two- and-a-half years that I served, I found that the warders at Wandsworth were easily the most hostile and aggressive.

On arrival at this forbidding fortress, I was unloaded from the van with other prisoners and told to sit in a side room until it was my turn to be called forward.

As I  already knew, this could take minutes or hours. You quickly learn why they call being in prison ‘doing time’

Fall from grace: Huhne arrives at Southwark Crown Court for sentencing. He will spend the early part of his sentence at WandsworthFall from grace: Huhne arrives at Southwark Crown Court for sentencing. He will spend the early part of his sentence at Wandsworth

Finally, I was ordered up to a counter some 15 ft long, where they went through the few possessions that I was able to take in with me.

They didn’t amount to much beyond a few clothes and a portable radio, but this was a chance for the warders  at Wandsworth to show what they thought of someone from a privileged background such as  mine.

My suit, which I had brought so I would have something decent to wear on my eventual release,  was thrown on the ground, waiting to be picked up by an inmate who would stuff it into a clear plastic bag, along with the rest of my few possessions.

‘Who the f*** do you think you are?’ the warders jeered at me. ‘We’ll see that you get sorted out in here, don’t you worry about that.’

Disgraced peer Lord Brocket at Ford Open Prison. He says he was stabbed and slashed across the face at Littlehey Prison in Cambridgeshire
Disgraced peer Lord Brocket at Ford Open Prison (left). He says he was stabbed and slashed across the face at Littlehey Prison in Cambridgeshire. (Right) leaving Springhill Prison at Grendon Underwood near Aylesbury

Disgraced peer Lord Brocket at Ford Open Prison (left). He says he was stabbed and slashed across the face at Littlehey Prison in Cambridgeshire. (Right) leaving Springhill Prison at Grendon Underwood near Aylesbury

Any money I had was taken to the governor’s office for safekeeping, to be doled out as part of an allowance of £10 a week.

Then I was ordered into a side room and told to strip naked for an intimate body search with a rubber glove.

As I discovered, the roughness with which this search was administered was stepped up if the warders took a dislike to you.

Their contempt was also expressed when it came to doling out my prison uniform — blue jeans and  traditional blue-and-white striped shirts.

‘Of the seven jails I was sent to during the two- and-a-half years that I served, I found that the warders at Wandsworth were easily the most hostile and aggressive…

‘”Who the f*** do you think you are?” the warders jeered at me. ‘”We’ll see that you get sorted out in here, don’t you worry about that”.’ – Lord Brocket

I was deliberately handed clothes that were many sizes too small by a laughing prison officer.

‘That will f***ing show him,’ he said, as he rejoined his fellow warders.

Luckily, an inmate in reception took pity on me and found me clothes of the right size before we were taken through into the prison itself — there to learn the hard way a rule peculiar to Wandsworth.

Six of the wings lead to a huge central hexagon with a grille in the floor that prisoners are forbidden to walk over. No one told me that, of course, because the officers delighted in giving a good kicking to anyone who inadvertently strayed on to it.

They were good at doling out punishments at Wandsworth. During my time there I saw two warders kicking a prisoner down a metal staircase. He was left with his head cut open and bleeding.

Other inmates were dispatched to clean up his blood and take him to the prison hospital, where the staff were probably told that he had fallen accidentally.

Luckily, they decided against going for me. By the time I got to Wandsworth, I knew the ropes and never let on I was scared. I was also strong and fit, and my background as an Army lieutenant may have made them a little wary.

But Huhne should never assume that because his is such a well-known case, the governor will somehow protect him from harm.

Hard: Wandsworth is category B prison, one step down from a maximum security Category A. Life inside is notoriously hardHard: Wandsworth is category B prison, one step down from a maximum security Category A. Life inside is notoriously hard

The reality is that the governor simply cannot be on hand at all times. The technology for that isn’t there, as I found out at Littlehey prison in Cambridgeshire when I tried to protect a young inmate whose radio was being stolen.

For my troubles, I was knifed and slashed across the hands and face with a razor. As he will find out, it’s the other prisoners at Wandsworth who will pose the main threat to Chris Huhne.

The first time he will come properly face to face with one of them is when he is taken to his cramped cell, measuring 10 ft by 6 ft. When the door slams shut behind him, he will find himself locked up 23 hours a day with a cellmate who might have committed any crime at all.

I shared a cell at Wandsworth with a man who had attempted to stab someone to death.

But it’s not just your cellmate you have to worry about. You are easy prey for gangs who post a guard outside a new arrival’s cell while two or three of them go inside to ‘welcome’ them with demands that they use one of their precious weekly phone calls to transfer money to a specified bank account.

Resistance is met with threats that their families will be harmed by contacts on the outside.

Lord Brocket, wearing his Harley Davidson motorcycle leathers, leaving Springhill Prison after serving two and a half years of his sentence. It was the last of seven prisons he was sent toLord Brocket, wearing his Harley Davidson motorcycle leathers, leaving Springhill Prison after serving two and a half years of his sentence. It was the last of seven prisons he was sent to

Again, I was lucky. The worst threat I received was when another prisoner stole my diary and threatened to sell it to the Press unless I gave him £2,000.

My refusal to accommodate him led to a massive fight and some stabbings — but eventually I got my diary back.

As a high-profile figure, Huhne will be particularly susceptible to such threats.

He will never be more aware of his ‘celebrity’ than when he walks to the wing canteen for one of the three snatched meals a day that prisoners are allowed.

Some of the 200 faces that stare at him will simply be curious, but others will be eyeing him up to see what they can possibly get from him — be it money or the favours they think he can do them on the outside.

Lord Brocket and his collection of Ferraris and Maseratis. He was jailed after admitting his part in a £4.5million scam involving the defrauding of insurance on his collection of classic carsLord Brocket and his collection of Ferraris and Maseratis. He was jailed after admitting his part in a £4.5million scam involving the defrauding of insurance on his collection of classic cars

There will be plenty of time for him to reflect on his fears as he lies in his cell at night, turning his face to the glossy green wall as his cellmate uses the shared toilet, or unable to sleep while others vent their frustrations by ranting long into the night.

Compared with most prisoners, Huhne has some advantages. He will probably be eligible for transfer to the vulnerable prisoners’ wing if the authorities think he is likely to have a particularly hard time. And his stay at Wandsworth will probably be short — after a few weeks of ‘assessment’ there he is likely to be transferred to an open prison.

For someone like him, used to unfettered freedom and to giving orders rather than taking them, even life in a Category C jail will be hard enough to bear.

Compared with life at Wandsworth, however, it will seem like the proverbial holiday camp.

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