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Fiji's prisons system impresses visiting commissioner

Ana Madigibuli
Monday, June 24, 2013

SOLOMON Islands Commissioner of Prisons Francis Haisoma is impressed with the facilities, programs, training and systems that are in place at Fiji's Corrections Service.

Mr Haisoma said they hoped to implement some of the rehabilitation programs that Fiji's Corrections Service offered to their inmates in the Solomon Islands.

"We have seen that training of officers were taken more seriously, we need to do the same because it would lead to better service within the corrections service," Mr Haisoma said.

"My team has learned a lot from our stay and we hope to introduce some of the programs in the Solomon Islands in the coming year."

He said he was most impressed with the standard of the facilities in the country as well as the programs.

"We are not perfect, but whenever we see fit, we try to change the way we do things for the betterment of the department, our customers and the public at large," Mr Haisoma said.

Fiji Corrections Service Commissioner Lieutenant Colonel Ifereimi Vasu said they were continuously engaging with neighbouring countries in terms of improving services.

Lt-Col Vasu said they hoped to assist Mr Haisoma and his team during their stay.