The Fiji Correction Services has rejected a request made by Laisenia Qarase's lawyer, Tupou Draunidalo requesting that her client be transferred to an infirmary because of his age and health condition.
In an interview, Ms Draunidalo said she wrote a letter about a month ago because her client was diabetic.
Acknowledging receipt of the letter Fiji Correction Services spokeswomen Ana Tudrau-Tamani said Qarase would be treated like any other prisoner serving his sentence.
"There is no special treatment given to any inmate, including Laisenia Qarase," Mrs Tamani said.
Qarase was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment by the High Court in Suva on August 3.
Judge Justice Priyantha Fernando convicted and sentenced Qarase on six counts of abuse of office and three counts of discharging his duty with respect to property in which he had a private interest.
"We received the letter from Ms Draunidalo soon after Mr Qarase was sentenced," Mrs Tamani said.
She said there were other diabetic inmates in prison and they were treated the same.