|Stradishall Newmarket Suffolk CB8 9YN|
Governor / Director
|Mr Nigel Smith|
|Male Cat. C|
|East of England|
|1,325 Highpoint (N & S)|
|Single and double|
First Night Centre
Chair: Susan Feary
Vice Chair: Marion Twitchett
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|HMP HIGHPOINT NORTH Visitor Info|
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Category ‘C’ male establishment serving East Anglia and the South East. No lifers or prisoners with serious mental health issues. Highpoint North accepts Prisoners serving 3 year sentences and less, and those in the last 9 months of long term determinate sentences, with parole decisions. Accommodation consists of three ‘H’ shaped buildings where shared cells do not have internal sanitation and three new buildings with single cells and integral sanitation.
Highpoint North is the new name for HMP Edmunds Hill which has now merged with HMP Highpoint.
From 1938 to 1970 the site of the prison was a Royal Air Force base. It was then used as a transit camp for Ugandan Asian refugees, before opening in 1977 as a prison. During the 1980s there were a number of alternations to the fabric of the prison, and in November 1997 part of the prison (North) was converted to hold women prisoners.
Highpoint North and South prisons formally separated in July 2001, and Highpoint North was formally re-named HMP Edmunds Hill on 3 October 2003.
The prison became a Category C Male establishment serving East Anglia and the South East on 3rd January 2005.
No detoxing or seriously mentally ill prisoners as there is only a Standard Type 2 facility. No lifers or Score 3 prisoners. All other groups of prisoners accepted. Prisoners serving 3 year sentences and less, and those in the last 9 months of long term determinate sentences, with parole decisions.
Mon: 08:00 and 13:50
Mon: 16:30 - 18:45
HEALTH & SPORTS
Sports available include;
Every morning, 3x afternoon and 2x evening.
Every prison has a Chaplaincy department managed by a Co-ordinating Chaplain and supported by admin staff, other Chaplains and ‘Sessional Chaplains’ (faith leaders who visit for specific services or sessions). The Chaplaincy is considered an important part of the prison structure. When a prisoner arrives at a prison they are usually seen by a Chaplain within 24 hours and are invited to register as a specific religion (if they haven’t already done so) and can change their declared religion at any time.
Full-time Co-ordinating Chaplain and Ecumenical/Restorative Justice Chaplain.
Faith-specific Chaplains: Buddhist, Jewish, Sikh, Hindu, Pagan, Mormon, Jehovah's Witness
Prison Healthcare is now commissioned by NHS England:
NHS England, PO Box 16738, Redditch B97 9PT
Tel: 0300 311 22 33
Link: How to make a complaint:
Complaints about Healthcare should be made first through the formal internal complaints system
There are seven Commissioning Trusts for ‘Offender Health’
East of England
Kent & Medway
Yorkshire & Humber
Healthcare at this prison is commissioned by:
East of England Health & Justice Commissioning
Primary Care Provider:
Connaught House, 850 The Crescent, Colchester Business Park, Colchester, Essex CO4 9QB
Tel: 01206 752 552
Primary Mental Healthcare
Secondary Mental Healthcare
Escorts & Bed watches
Weymouth Dental - Dentistry
RAPt - contract held by County Council - Drug Treatment Services - IDTS
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Scope of the inspection
Summary of grades awarded
Achievement and standards and the quality of provision: 2
Learning aims recorded for Skills Funding Agency OLASS
Art and Design
Award for Progression
Basic Construction Skills
Business Enterprise (QCF)
Certificate for IT Users (CLAiT Plus)
Certificate for IT Users (New CLAiT)
Cleaning Operators' Proficiency Certificate
Diploma for IT Users (CLAiT Plus)
Diploma for IT Users (New CLAiT)
Diploma in Art and Design
Diploma in IT User Skills (ITQ) (QCF)
Diploma in Progression (QCF)
ESOL Skills for Life (Entry 1)
ESOL Skills for Life (Entry 2)
ESOL Skills for Life (Entry 3)
Food Safety for Catering
Food Safety in Catering (QCF)
Functional Skills English (QCF)
Health and Safety at Work
IT User Skills (ITQ) (QCF)
IT User Skills (ITQ) (QCF)
Key Skills in Improving Own Learning and Performance
Key Skills in Problem Solving
Non-externally certificated - Entry Level, Languages, Literature and Culture (SSA 12), PW A
NVQ Diploma in Barbering (QCF)
NVQ Hairdressing and Barbering (QCF)
NVQ in Barbering
OCN Level 1, PW A, Construction, Planning and the Built Environment (SSA 5)
Sanitary Cleaning Proficiency Certificate
Employed: £8.50 - £18.00
OFFENCE FOCUSED COURSES
Family Days Available
Guardian Has To Stay
|Up to 16|
No of Visitors Permitted
|1 adult; no number of children who meet the criteria|
This figure is for the combined Highpoint Cluster of Highpoint North (Edmunds Hill) and Highpoint South (Highpoint)
** This figure relates to Edmund Hill before it was clustered.
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP)
This inspection was done before the merger of Edmunds Hill with Highpoint.
Independent Monitoring Board
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Information in this section has been kindly provided by the individual prison and the Ministry of Justice. This is supplemented with information from various government websites, Inspectorates and IMB reports and specialist departments within the Prison Service, government, and regional assemblies/parliaments.
Some of the data is published retrospectively: IMBs/Visiting Committees publish their reports up to 6 months after the end of the reporting period and at different times throughout the year, HMCIP publish their reports up to 6 months after the inspection. Population and performance figures are the latest published but can be considerably out of date.
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