Cabinethas approved ten psychologists and two pharmacists for prison officers at the Maximum Security Prison (MSP) in Arouca.
The MSP will also be provided with an upgraded alarm system.
Making the announcement Thursday was National Security Minister Stuart Young at the post-Cabinet media briefing at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann's.
"I am pleased to say today Cabinet approved and confirmed an additional ten prison psychologists and the support staff for them. Cabinet has also given us the permission to hire a senior prison pharmacist and a junior prison pharmacist to complement what already exists."
The prison currently operates with one psychologist.
Young admitted that prison officers operate in a difficult environment and psychological care would be provided to them, stating that the Prison Officers Association of T&T would be pleased with the good news.
He also stated that Cabinet also approved the acquisition and installation of an alarm system for the MSP.
"This administration has been focusing a lot of time and effort in the prison systems."
Last year, Young said the association raised with him the issue of updating the prison's alarm system which they claim was needed urgently.
"We will be working very quickly to have these systems upgraded and installed."
Reporter: Shaliza Hassanali