When ecomist Vicky Pryce admitted taking speeding points meant for her former husband, the ex-Cabinet minister Chris Huhne, she found herself convicted of perverting the course of justice.After a very public trial she was sent to East Sutton Park prison near Maidstone. There, she kept a diary in which she recorded her very challenging experiences and her strong views on how the prison system works, especially with regard to how it treats women. The result, Prisomics, will provide a compelling analysis of the cost to the ecomy, as well as the human cost, of keeping women in prison. In it, she uses her personal experiences and professional understanding to look at how prison works, and should work, from an ecomist's perspective. Royalties are being donated to Working Chance. Working Chance is a charity (1131802) which changes lives and changes society by finding women ex-offenders work.
Vicky Pryce is an economist and commentator. Following a number of positions in the banking and oil sectors, she worked as senior managing director at FTI Consulting; was the director general for economics at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS); was a partner and chief economist at KPMG; and was the joint head of the UK Government Economics Service. In 2000 she co-founded the Good Corporation to promote corporate social responsibility. Pryce is the author of several publications, including Greekonomics and Restarting Britain. She lives in south London and has five children.