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Prison Reforms Publications

State Of Healthcare For Prisoners In Kenya- A Survey Report.

Kenya Prison Service (KPS) Directorate of Medical services is responsible for providing health care services to approximately 58,000 inmates housed in 118 correctional facilities across Kenya. This includes emergency and urgent care and care needed to prevent further deterioration of an inmate’s condition. In 2017, KNCHR undertook a monitoring exercise in 75 prisons to evaluate the adequacy of the KPS medical services and the effectiveness of its medical services. This was against a backdrop of the nationwide doctors strike vis-à-vis the vulnerable position that inmates already find themselves. Download Report