A 60-year-old former inmate who wasted his life chasing fast dreams says he wants to share his story as a lesson for young at-risk youths.
Ifereimi Vunisa said he wanted young people to know crime does not pay.
He said after a life filled with crime, he had changed his ways.
"I've spent most of my life behind bars, sent to jail more than 20 times from when I was 23. The last jail term I served was in 2009," he said.
"It's only recently that I have looked back at my life and realised that I wasted all my good years behind bars.
"I still have some years left of me, I want to make the best of it."
Forced into the hardened life because of mediocre pay and the need to support his family, Mr Vunisa said the criminal life seemed to offer easier ways to make money.
Two of the offences he was charged with were robbery and forgery.
"After I came out of prison the first time, life was very tough. At that time, I was strong physically so I felt like I could do whatever I wanted."
Mr Vunisa now plans to spend time with his family and do farming to help feed them.