VISITATION to all inmates will soon be limited to once a fortnight.
And the Fiji Corrections Services has also confirmed that visitation periods would be reverted to the previous practice of once a month if the issue of contrabands were not stopped.
The decision was made by the Commissioner of Corrections Lieutenant Colonel Ifereimi Vasu following the continued discovery of contrabands.
Corrections spokesperson Ana Tamani said contrabands including sim cards, tobacco and mobile phones were seized by corrections officers following searches in the Nasinu and Suva Corrections centres and the four institutions in Naboro — maximum, medium, minimum and pre-release centres.
She said all inmates would be informed of those changes in an effort to deter the trafficking of contrabands into the institutions.
"The department is concerned about the increasing number of contrabands coming into our institutions," Mrs Tamani said.
"This is not the first time such a discovery has been made. We have established that these contrabands are brought in by visitors themselves," she said.