230 inmates receiving drug addiction treatment

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90 inmates are receiving treatment for their drug addiction in prison.

In information which was tabled in parliament, Home Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia said that 81 individuals are receiving psychological help. Farrugia was replying to a parliamentary question by Opposition MP Beppe Fenech Adami.

15 inmates are in the drug rehabilitation programme while 44 inmates are being prepared

81 individuals are receiving psychological help, 15 are attending a rehabilitation programme which caters for inmates, while 44 are being assisted by Sedqa and Caritas and are being prepared for entering the residential rehabilitation programme.

18 inmates are under 20 years of age.

€1.2 million were invested in the Correctional Facility. The money was spent on new air conditioners, vehicles, lights, body scanners, CCTV cameras, among other expenses.