A Pink Floyd tribute band played a concert for prisoners at the Corradino Prison last night, the first step of a new government strategy to expose inmates to cultural activities.
The concert was performed on the tribute band’s own request and some inmates even got the chance to get up on stage and rock with the band.
“We are going to substantially invest in the management, rehabilitation and educational aspects of the prison, but we also want to introduce cultural activities for prisoners to enjoy themselves,” home affairs minister Michael Farrugia said. “We want [the tribute band performance] to kickstart other similar events. Our goal is to increase discipline at the prison, but at the same time improve education and rehabilitation amongst prisoners so as to reduce our relapse rates.”