The Malta Independent 20 February 2019, Wednesday

Prison must find balance between discipline and rehabilitation – Minister Farrugia

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 16:40 Last update: about 2 months ago

90 prison briefs are targeted to be completed by the end of the year to further assess the situation at the Corradino Corrective Facility, and strike a balance between discipline and rehabilitation.

Following the presentation of the letters of appointment to Corradino supervisors Thursday afternoon, Minister for Home Affairs and National Security Michael Farrugia gave some updates on the upgrades which are to be carried out at the correctional facility.

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This is being done by ways of a prison brief, which the Minister explained was a “stock take” of the situation in the facility at any given moment, and gives a snapshot of what’s needed or missing in terms of facilities.

A report was presented to Farrugia by Joseph Giordmaina in the morning that will be evaluated in the different structures of government.

The two main areas of analysis will be the structures with regards to rehabilitation specific needs such as facilities to get to know inmates psychologically, or other medical issues that would call for more attention to be put on the person, and the infrastructural needs of the divisions to bring the facility up to the 21st century.

On another note, it was decided that the kitchen will be outsourced. This means that food on the menu will be changed every day, and prisoners will be able to choose from that menu – particularly in cases of religious individuals whose diet is more specific.

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