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‘Prison Is Not Glamorous’

The Fiji Corrections Service has visited nine secondary schools in a bid to inform students that prison was not a glamorous place at all. This is done through their Hardtalk
30 Sep 2014 14:48
‘Prison Is Not Glamorous’
Holy Trinity Anglican Primary School under-13 and 14 players with Fiji Airways Fijian 7s coach Gareth Baber at Albert Park, Suva on June 18, 2019. Photo: Supplied by Luke Ramasima

The Fiji Corrections Service has visited nine secondary schools in a bid to inform students that prison was not a glamorous place at all.

This is done through their Hardtalk Awareness Programme where they take the message right to students at their schools throughout the country.

Yellow Ribbon Programme co-ordinator Assistant Superintendent Isireli Dausiga said it was imperative that students learned now that there were always consequences to wrong decisions being made.

“We have a total of over 1500 inmates in our 13 institutions around the country, including two babies who are in prison because they need to be with their mothers,” Mr Dausiga said.

“That is the reality we are facing today and we at the FCS would like to see the number of people coming into the institutions gradually decreases some day. Over the weekend, Corrections officers who are former students of Queen Victoria School travelled to the Tailevu school to talk to the students.

“It is one way of showing and teaching them that they can achieve their goals if they put their hearts and minds to it.”

The FCS would continue with their Hardtalk awareness Programme especially in secondary schools.

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