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Inmates calls to be traced

By MAIKA BOLATIKI All calls made through mobile phones confiscated during snap searches in four institutions of the Fiji Corrections Service (FCS) will be traced. This was confirmed to the
06 Oct 2012 09:41

By MAIKA BOLATIKI

All calls made through mobile phones confiscated during snap searches in four institutions of the Fiji Corrections Service (FCS) will be traced.
This was confirmed to the Fiji Sun yesterday by the Service’s media liaison officer, Ms Ana Tamani.
She said they were doing this to find out if any of the conversations was linked to the robberies in Suva. They haven’t done this yet but would soon. Some of the conversations may be referred to the Fiji Police Force.
Ms Tamani said inmates had the privilege to make telephone calls to their relatives. However, there was a time limit to it and the telephone conversation must be done in the presence of a warden.
“This is done for security reasons.”
She said investigation was still continuing to establish how the contrabands found in the possession of inmates was sneaked into the prison.
Ms Tamani said they had also established that smoking was done inside prison. They are wondering how the smokers managed to keep tobacco smoke smell from going out into the open.
“We know that we can smell cigarette smoke from a distance when someone is smoking but this was not the case here.”
She said during the snap searches the wardens also found Coke bottles and they suspected they were used by inmates when smoking.
Ms Tamani said some privileges for inmates had been withdrawn and at the same time security had been stepped up.




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