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When someone arrives at prison they have to be interviewed and assessed so that they Understand prison rules and procedures, Know what is their rights as well as the rights of health care.

Then, a Prisoner gets a Prison number and his property is recorded and put some where safe until he is released, for more information click here.

Health Care in Prisons

Prisoners get the same healthcare and treatments as anyone outside the prison. Treatment is free but has to be approved by Prison Doctor.


Prisoners are permitted to receive visits from the family, friends and legal representatives while they are in prisons.

Telephone Calls

Prisoners are not allowed to receive mobile phone calls.


Prisoners are permitted to send and receive letters. All mails will be   examined to ensure it does not contain prohibited items or information that could jeopardize security and good order of the prison.

Internet, mail and social media

Prisoners do not have access to e-mail, social media or internet.

Source: Government Portal Content Committee, Last Reviewed on : 2016-01-08 17:35:24
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