Malta’s prison from the inside (Photo: CNN)
Maltese prisoners are no longer allowed to have sexual activity with their loved ones after the prison’s new director general decided to ban conjugal visits.
TVM reported that Col. Alex Dalli removed the door of the room where conjugal visits used to take place after an internal investigation found out that the visits had become “disgusting”.
Citing informed sources, TVM said the room had started “resembling a bedroom” for some prisoners whose partners came to visit them for two hours every month.
The removal of conjugal visits comes a month after a Commission was set up to propose reforms for the Corradino prison, particularly in view of the fact that it is bursting at the seems with prisoners.
The Commission’s chairman Anthony Ellul told TVM that he will present his report to the Home Affairs Ministry next month, and that this could include a proposal for a new facility.
“I have to say that no hypothesis is going to be discarded,” he said. “The Young Persons’ Offenders Unit has already been moved from Corradino to Mtaħleb and it is not being excluded that other prisoners will be housed elsewhere.”