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 Medical Unit has a team of qualified staff providing on-site health care services to inmates. There are also sessional visits from dentists, medical and mental health practitioners who address medical problems experienced by inmates.
If an inmate has a health issue that cannot be treated at the prison he/she is referred to a specialist to have the health issue addressed or further assessed. All medication prescribed by the medical practitioners are dispensed from the on-site pharmacy through a registered pharmacist.
On admission to prison, a physical and mental health assessment is conducted to determine the health status and required medication for an inmate.
A Forensic Psychologist provides psychological services at The Barbados Prison Service. The psychologist provides mental health programs to inmates who are serving sentences or being held on remand. Mental …