Mid-Dlam Ghad-Dawl to become a foundation

Next Tuesday, December 9, 2008, Mid-Dlam għad-Dawl (MDD) will be given the legal status of a foundation. MDD stands for the dignity and respect of prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families.

MDD was established thirteen years ago, in 1995, by a group of prisoners held atMalta’s Corradino prison. Later that year it was continued on the outside by two of its leading co-founders, and united to a larger umbrella foundation. Next Tuesday MDD will be given an autonomous and independent legal personality.

MDD will be managed and governed by an Executive Committee, and will also have a Board of Trustees. The trustees will be Dr Anthony Vella, Dr Marilyn Clarke and Dr Michael Briguglio. Its General Director will continue to be Dr Mark Montebello O.P.

The bestowing of MDD with a new legal status is part of a wider strategy intended to enhance its structure and efficiency.