Mr. Mushtaq Malla holds a master’s degree in Social Work and a bachelor’s degree in Science from the University of Kashmir. Originally from Kashmir, Mr. Malla currently works as Superintendent with the Jammu and Kashmir Department of Prisons. In this capacity, he is responsible for the overall management of the prison, including discipline, security, protection of rights, rehabilitation, and reintegration. Prior to his work with the prison, Mr. Malla worked for many years in the areas of child protection and mental health counseling with organizations like Doctors Without Borders, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, and Action Aid – India. As a Humphrey Fellow, he plans to gain more theoretical knowledge about human rights, as well as practical knowledge about the protection of prisoner’s rights, rehabilitation, and reintegration. Since Mr. Malla works primarily with young offenders, he plans to focus his time on learning about ways to address issues specific to that population, and models to rehabilitate them.