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Fiji Prisons ‘Exceptional’: Samatab

Fiji prisons are exceptional in helping inmates adjust to life outside, says a Papua New Guinea Cabinet minister. PNG’s Minister of Corrections, Jim Samatab, on a tour of Fiji prisons,
07 Nov 2014 10:52
Fiji Prisons ‘Exceptional’: Samatab
Jone Bilitaki.. Photo: Wati Talebula

Fiji prisons are exceptional in helping inmates adjust to life outside, says a Papua New Guinea Cabinet minister.
PNG’s Minister of Corrections, Jim Samatab, on a tour of Fiji prisons, intends to learn the best practices from the Fiji Corrections Service (FCS).

He toured the commercial enterprise units of the Fiji Corrections Service at Naboro with his delegation yesterday and was impressed.

“It is exciting for us to see that inmates are totally involved in all aspects of the enterprise units for example in the joinery, tailoring, bakery, poultry, piggery as well as farming,” said Mr Samatab.

He said the move away from containment and the focus on holistic rehabilitation for inmates was the most impressive.

He said Fiji was way ahead of Papua New Guinea in terms of rehabilitation of inmates as well as infrastructure of the Corrections centres. He revealed that his government was planning to build a similar remand centre back in PNG.

“We also look forward to implementing some of the programmes that the FCS has, like the Yellow Ribbon Programme.”

The PNG delegation will also be guests at the launching of the Yellow Ribbon Project at the Valelevu Grounds in Nasinu today before leaving tomorrow.

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