TVM News revealed that, from 3,376 drug tests conducted last year in Corradino Correctional Facility, only 7 inmates (0.2%) were found positive to some form of drugs.
This was a massive decrease from 134 in 2017 to 7 in 2022, with drug tests increasing overall.
The Facility’s administration told the news platform that the ongoing commitment to prevent access to drugs in prisons includes the individual rehabilitation programme underway for inmates within the prison.
During 2021, 15 prisoners were found positive to drugs after 2,347 tests were carried out. Compared to 2017, a decrease of around 95% was registered as 134 inmates were found positive from 1,861 tests.
Inmates found positive may also start a rehabilitation process in prison to defeat the addiction. Social, psychological and medical monitoring treatments are granted to all inmates once they enter prison, a spokesperson to TVM revealed.