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New jail

Salaseini Moceiwai
Friday, January 25, 2013

A NEW corrections facility has been built in Taveuni to accommodate the increasing number of inmates in the area.

Confirming this the Corrections Service's Northern supervisor, ASP Penisoni Tuapati, said the centre would accommodate 60 inmates including those from Tunuloa and Buca Bay.

ASP Tuapati said minor works such as the completion of the dining hall was still in progress.

"This is a well-structured centre and can house a total of 60 inmates," he said.

"Now, inmates in the area will not be transferred to the Vaturekuka Corrections Centre, instead they will serve their jail term at the Taveuni centre.

"This is also a relief for their families and relatives because they don't have to fork out extra money to visit their loved ones at the centre in Labasa."

ASP Tuapati said the new centre was to solve the overcrowding problem they often faced in the past.

"The existing centre can only cater for 10 inmates and right now, it's housing 12 inmates.

"We don't want overcrowding and recidivism to be an issue here in the north as we work towards moulding and changing the attitudes of inmates."

ASP Tuapati said the official opening of the new centre would be decided once construction was completed.

The centre is located in Waitavala near Waiyevo.





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