The Malta Independent 25 May 2020, Monday

Coronavirus: Correctional officers start seven-day working shift at Kordin prison

Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 08:50 Last update: about 3 months ago

The government said this morning that 130 correctional officers started a seven-day working shift at the Kordin prison. During this time, the officers will be residing within the complex as a measure taken by the government to contain the spread of Coronavirus.

Since the number of Coronavirus cases is on the rise, such a measure aims to reduce the exposure of prisoners to the outside world. Workers at the prison will be replaced once a week, instead of once a day.

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Home Minister Byron Camilleri thanked the officers for their gesture, saying that the measure was necessary in the prevailing circumstances.

No visits to the prisoners are allowed but technological means are being used to allow prisoners to communicate with their loved ones.

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