FAMILY members of inmates of the Labasa Corrections Centre turned up in numbers yesterday to be part of the centre's family day to strengthen relationship ties.
Family members from as far as Nasarawaqa in Bua and Loa Village in Cakaudrove took their time out to be part of the quarterly event.
Centre supervisor northern Assistant Superintendant of Prisons (ASP) Penisoni Tuapati said the event was aimed at strengthening relationship ties amongst inmates and their families.
"This is a quarterly event we organise every year because we want family members to remember their loved ones who are serving their sentences in the centre.
"As part of our rehabilitation program, we are working towards changing the mindsets and attitudes of these inmates so they can become good citizens.
"The support from family members is tremendous and this shows that the Yellow Ribbon Project is making progress in society," he said.
Mereoni Tawake, a visitor to the centre, said the fun day was significant because it gave her time to mingle and catch up with her brother who was serving his sentence at the centre.
"This is a great opportunity for family members to come and see the progress of their loved ones and I know the centre has imparted a lot of changes in them," she said.