Sentencing them, trial judge Mr Justice Sweeney said Huhne had lied "again and again".
He told Pryce she had a "controlling, manipulative and devious side".
And he told the former couple: "To the extent that anything good has come out of this whole process, it is that now, finally, you have both been brought to justice for your joint offence. Any element of tragedy is entirely your own fault."
The former couple sat four feet apart in the dock as the judge handed down their sentences.
He told Huhne he was somewhat more culpable for the offence. He said: "You have fallen from a great height albeit that that is only modest mitigation given that it is a height that you would never have achieved if you had not hidden your commission of such a serious offence in the first place."