The director of Malta’s prison believes there are no more drugs inside Corradino Correctional Facility just one year after taking over.
“There are no drugs in prison – we have eradicated them,” Colonel Alexander Dalli, testified in court during a case yesterday according to the Times of Malta.
Dalli had said that he was going to clamp down on drugs during an episode of Xarabank last year. He didn’t rule out using solitary confinement to punish any prisoners found using drugs inside jail.
He also controversially stopped conjugal visits and even restricted visitation rights in an effort to stop drugs entering the prison.
In an interview with Lovin Malta, Daniel Holmes, who spent 8 years in Malta’s prison, said that the use of synthetic drugs was common from early in the morning, and abuse of legal drugs was rife throughout the complex.
Corradino currently holds around 660 inmates.
During the case, Dalli also said that there had been no fights inside prison for “three of four months”.