22 inmates doing work for private companies


Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A total of 22 inmates at the Corradino Correctional Facility are currently carrying out work for private companies, Home Affairs Minister Byron Camilleri revealed yesterday.

In reply to a parliamentary question by MP Hermann Schiavone, Dr Camilleri said that 272 prisoners were carrying out cleaning and maintenance works within the prison. The vast majority – 235 – were assigned cleaning duties in their own division, but another 37 carried out other tasks, including plastering, ironwork, stitching, cooking and storekeeping.

The minister explained that a rotation system was in place to ensure that as many inmates as possible could be assigned responsibilities, and a €10,000 monthly budget was used to keep the programme running.

Dr Camilleri added that efforts were ongoing to increase opportunities for prisoners to work outside of prison before revealing that 22 prisoners were doing work for private companies. No further details on the matter were provided.