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Eight inmates currently serving time were allowed to spend some few hours with their family on Christmas day.
The eight individuals chosen were considered to be low-risk and were electronically tagged and monitored by officials throughout the time they spent outside of prison.
Prison authorities are seeking to improve the rehabilitative aspect of prison sentences.
In a statement Home Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia said that the pilot project was part of the government’s commitment towards rehabilitating prisoners and helping them reintegrate into society once released.