April 10, 2008
on the theme
‘Ex-Prisoners: Branded for ever!?’
St. James Cavalier, Valletta, Malta
What real prospects do prisoners face after leaving the prisons? This is something so many talk about but very few work upon. The future of most ex-prisoners is blight. The conference, organised on the occasion of MDD’s 13th anniversary of its establishment, was addressed by various experts in the field, including Prison Director Sandro Gatt, Rehabilitative Centre Head Charles Miceli, ETC Advisor Antoinette Camilleri, Shelter Coordinator Charles Mifsud, Magistrate Consuelo Scerri Herrera, Ex-Prisoners Care Worker Matthew Agius, and the Minister for Social Policy John Dalli. During the conference MDD launched the results of a research study made with prison inmates in January 2008 on their future hopes and prospectives. The conference was very well attended, and also attracted good press coverage.