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Jonathan Aitken: 'Prison is tough but not terrible'

Both Chris Huhne and his ex-wife Vicky Pryce are facing jail sentences.

But what happens to high-profile ex-politicians and the like, once the judge says "send them down"?

Talking to Today presenter John Humphrys, former cabinet minister Jonathan Aitken - who went to prison himself - described the process of being imprisoned and the issues Vicky Pryce and Chris Huhne will have to face.

"It's all a pretty wild west scene for someone that is used to the relative calm of Westminster," he explained.

"It's disorientating and tough but not terrible - and they'll get through it," he added

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Monday 11 March 2013.

  • 11 Mar 2013
  • From the section UK
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