HMP Highpoint

Highpoint Prison

Tel: 01440 743100 – Stradishall, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 9YG

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HMP Highpoint actually consists of two prisons; Highpoint North and Highpoint South. Both are category C men’s prisons in Suffolk, and although they are technically classified as two separate prisons, they share many services; notably a single reception, which is located at HMP Highpoint South. Combined, their capacity is 1,323. The prison opened in 1973 and the two sections formally separated in 2001.

We regularly talk to inmates in prisons across the UK – to discover what life is really like behind bars. Our team recently spoke to a prisoner at Highpoint Prison about his experiences there; and in particular, we learnt about the situation with illegal substances, not to mention the poor conditions, within the establishment. Read on to find out more.

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Tel: 01440 743100

Operational capacity: 1,323

Stradishall, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 9YG

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Here's some facts about Highpoint prison.

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HMP Highpoint is a category C prison in Stradishall, Suffolk. Opened in 1975, the prison has capacity to hold 1,373 men. Formally, the prison is actually two separate prisons, Highpoint North and Highpoint South. The prisons share many facilities, most notably a reception.

Highpoint South is made of units U1-U0. Tempest unit (U1/U2 ) accommodates 248 prisoners, and is divided into four units. Integrated drug treatment system prisoners are located on two of the wings and another one is enhanced. Javelin (U3) accommodates a further 112 prisoners in a standard unit. Wellington (U4) is the induction unit, accommodating 148 prisoners.Handley (U5) is a standard unit. It accommodates 120 prisoners. Vickers (U6) accommodates 40 enhanced prisoners. Includes category D outworkers. Halifax (U7) accommodates 40 enhanced prisoners, also including category D outworkers. Blenheim (U8) accommodates 120 prisoners. Vulcan (U9) accommodates 64 enhanced prisoners Lancaster (U10) accommodates 64 prisoners. Stirling (Segregation) Accommodates up to 17 prisoners

Highpoint North contains U11-U15. Lysander (U11) Accommodates 69 enhanced prisoners. Hawker (U12) and Dorminie (U13) accommodate 69 standard prisoners, and Gloster (U14) and Meteor (U15) accommodate 80 standard prisoners.

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Visiting hours are between 14:00 – 16:00 Mondays (South Only), 14:30 – 16:30 Fridays, 14:00 – 16:00 Saturdays, 09:00 – 11:00 (South Only) & 14:00 – 16:00 Sundays.

  • 5 prison officers were held hostage here by an inmate with a blade.

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  • Inmates were kept in their cells for 7 hours in July 2017 while prison staff were outside playing sports

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  • The prisons formally separated in 2001, and Highpoint North was renamed to Edmund Hill prison.

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  • A report in 2007 damningly found that Highpoint South was unfit for purpose, and that morale was low among staff.

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  • Before opening as a prison, the building was briefly used to house Ugandan refugees.

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  • HMP Highpoint was built on the site of an RAF base.

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