Malindi Prison, Kenya.

Mandela Rule 24

"1.The provision of health care for prisoners is a State responsibility. Prisoners should enjoy the same standards of health care that are available in the community, and should have access to necessary health-care services free of charge without discrimination on the grounds of their legal status. 2. Health-care services should be organized in close relationship to the general public health administration and in a way that ensures continuity of treatment and care, including for HIV, tuberculosis and other infectious diseases, as well as for drug dependence."

In 2013 UNODC constructed the room which is now being used by TOP to conduct counseling sessions.  Training of prison staff on Addiction Counseling by UNODC two years ago has made them friendly to persons who use drugs (PWUD). They handle the people who are incarcerated in a more humane manner and can recognize and respond to problems of withrdrawal and craving. The prison officers contact heads of the prison who immediately summons TOP for help. According to officials in the prison, failure to to assist the incarcerated PWUD when they are suffering is denying them their health rights.

They last had an inmate on medication assisted treatment (MAT) about two months ago. However, as soon as the court confirms that an inmate is on MAT, they will discharge them on probation to assure smooth continuation of MAT.