Wednesday, July 17th, 2024


Barbados Prison Service

Our aim is to provide the degree of custody necessary in each case to ensure that the sentence of the court is carried out, and to attempt to modify the behaviour of the offenders so that their activities on release will be law-abiding rather than law breaking. This will be achieved by the provision of treatment and the setting up of conditions which will afford them opportunities for more successful personal and social adjustment.

The Library Service

The Barbados Prison Service have two libraries, one housed in the Female Prison, the other in the Education Department of the Male Prison. It’s imperative to note that the librarian ...

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The inmates’ educational needs are done through baselining tools, such as: Barbados Adult Literacy Assessment (BALA) and English and Mathematics tests. Inmates are then allocated to the educational services to ...

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  Vocational Programs  Inmates are allocated to vocational programs from the assessment of Sentence Management and authorized by the Inmate Review Board (IRB). This information is disseminated and implemented as the inmate’s individual ...

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Visitation plays an integral role in the rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders. This means of communication allows loved ones, family and friends to rekindle ties and provide social support for the reintegration of offenders into the community.

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Education & Skills

Imprisonment brings with it an obligation of inmate rehabilitation. It is ethically and economically essential due to the high rates of incarceration and the cycle of recidivism. As part of the Barbados Prison Service’s rehabilitative programme, inmates are provided with the opportunity to participate in vocational and educational programmes, which will prepare them for their reintegration into the community.

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Medical Services

The Barbados Prison Service offers a wide range of quality health care services to an inmate that is comparable to what is offered in the community.  The Prison Service has qualified medical staff which provides on-site health care services to inmates.

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