Highpoint Prison praised for 'proactive' drug action


A Suffolk prison has been praised for "proactively" dealing with the threat posed by illegal drugs.The HM Inspectorate of Prisons made an unannounced inspection of HMP Highpoint two months after it was revealed that cannabis levels had trebled in a year.Inspectors also said they were "pleased" with staff-prisoner relationships and that inmates obtained "useful qualifications" via activities.But they said it needed to address prisoners' concerns about gangs.The inspectors described the fears at the 1,300 capacity training prison as "well-founded" and said managers had failed to identify the issue.