Her Majesty’s Prison In St. Kitts & Nevis Has Strict Measures To Avoid COVID-19 Outbreak

Basseterre, St. Kitts, November 12, 2020 (SKNIS): Her Majesty’s Prison in St. Kitts & Nevis has in place strict measures and protocols to protect staff and inmates from contracting the COVID-19 virus. The measures and protocols have been in place since March 22, 2020.

Commissioner of Her Majesty’s Prison in St. Kitts & Nevis, Terrance James, during his appearance on “Working for You” on November 11, said that there are prisons in the Caribbean in countries such as Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic that have seen contamination with the COVID-19 virus within their walls.

“In terms of protocols we have the same protocols that have been implemented since March,” he said while pinpointing that the protocols for mask-wearing and sanitization of hands for staff entering the prison are in place and must be strictly adhered to.

“We also have our thermal thermometer and the officer that will check the temperature, to ensure that persons are not entering the prisons with any elevated temperatures,” he said

“We also have three cells which we call quarantine or segregated cells that when inmates come into the prison for the first time, we keep them in the area and have the prison doctor check them and then we will have them kept in that area for fourteen days as our quarantine area before they go into the general population,” said Mr. James. “This is part of our prison protocol so we can maintain our prison to be as sterile as we can for the time being.

The Commissioner also made mention that he and his staff will continue to maintain the protocols until the pandemic ceases to exist in order to keep the prison population

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