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Corrections: Stevens Was Never Released

Former military officer Shane Stevens was not released at any time, says Acting Commissioner of Corrections Kameli Ratuvakalevulevu. Mr Ratuvakalevulevu was reacting to questions from the Fiji Sun regarding a
02 Feb 2016 10:20
Corrections: Stevens Was Never Released
Fiji Corrections Services

Former military officer Shane Stevens was not released at any time, says Acting Commissioner of Corrections Kameli Ratuvakalevulevu.

Mr Ratuvakalevulevu was reacting to questions from the Fiji Sun regarding a picture posted on Facebook showing Mr Stevens with his family.

Stevens, the former head of the CRW was sentenced to life imprisonment by a military court in November 2002.

Mr Ratuvakalevulevu said what appeared on Facebook was a lie.

“I have received calls from people seeking to confirm what was on Facebook,” he said.

“People are using modern technology to post this lie on social media.”

He said Stevens was all this time at Naboro Corrections Facility looking after their piggery.

When asked about overcrowding in the Corrections centres he said the capacity for those on remand was 331 but as of last Friday there were altogether 492.

“For those convicted the capacity is 1156 but as of Friday there were 1221 and for those on remand and convicted the capacity is 1487 but currently we have 1695,” he said.

Mr Ratuvakalevulevu said they were building a $1.9million remand centre at Lautoka which would be a two-storey building with dormitory-type facilities that will cater for 96 people.

“This is the first ever facility to be built in Lautoka and underpins Government’s efforts in ensuring that the department is well equipped.”

He said they were also planning to build a similar facility in Labasa.

Edited by Manasa Kalouniviti

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