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Students Laud Prison Visit

Some students of the University of the South Pacific went home yesterday with a different perception about inmates. This follows their summer field trip to the Suva Corrections Centre at
29 Jan 2015 14:47
Students  Laud  Prison Visit

Some students of the University of the South Pacific went home yesterday with a different perception about inmates.

This follows their summer field trip to the Suva Corrections Centre at Korovou.

Atunaisa Koroi, 21, a Bachelor of Arts student was among 170 students from the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education at the Laucala Campus, Suva, who visited the corrections facility.

Mr Koroi said he always had negative thoughts about inmates.

He said the trip changed his perception about inmates and broadened his knowledge on why members of society should help these people.

“This trip has been a life lesson. I’ve always seen them in a different way when going past any prison. This trip really changed my perception towards them,” Mr Koroi said.

Seini Bukalidi, 31, a law student said the trip had enabled her to grasp more new ideas and something different on how inmates were to be seen by society.

“I really think that these people should not be differentiated from us. They have great hidden talents which they have been able to utilise while serving their terms inside the facility,” Ms Bukalidi said.

“People should know them better and learn to accept them. I think they really deserve to be given a second chance.”

The students toured the centre’s Tagimoucia Gallery which is filled with painting from some inmates under the Yellow Ribbon Project.

The Service’s Yellow Ribbon co-ordinator Assistant Superintendent of Corrections Isireli Dausiga briefed the students about the importance of giving inmates a second chance and the reason behind the setting up of the rehabilitation programme.

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