Maldives Correctional Services has commenced the Rehabilitation Framework’s Phase 2 for the two batches of inmates at Maafushi Prison today. The new batches consists of a total of 42 inmates.
The Phase two will continue for a period of three months. The two batches are the 16th batch of male inmates and fourth batch of female inmates. The male batch consists of 30 inmates while the female match consists of 12 inmates.
The purpose of introducing the four-phased Rehabilitation Framework is to reform inmates by educating and teaching them useful skills which can help them earn a living upon their released from prison. The framework consists of four main phases; phase 1 to build “Discipline” among inmates, Phase 2 to provide “psychology programmes”, Phase 3 to provide “educational and vocational” opportunities and “prison community service”.
The second phase of the Framework is the “Psychology Programme”; formulated with the purpose of strengthening inmates psychologically and giving confidence to believing in themselves while protecting them from a life of crime after they are released from prison. Hence, the Psychology Programmes include programmes that encourage inmates to steer clear of crime, religious programmes and life skills programmes.