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Overcrowding an issue

Maciu Malo
Saturday, January 04, 2014

OVERCROWDING remains an issue for the Lautoka Corrections Service.

This, despite a reported decrease in the number of convicts and remand inmates.

Western corrections supervisor ASP Jo Kulinidilo said the number of inmates had dropped from 314 last year to 235 this year.

The centre has a capacity for 136 inmates.

ASP Kulinidilo said the decline in numbers had brought relief to the department but the issue of overcrowding needed to be addressed.

"Discussion on extending the remand centre is ongoing," ASP Kulinidilo said.

"This project is expected to be completed before the end of the year.

"There are more than 100 inmates here who are on remand.

"The remand issue is beyond our control and we are hopeful that the extension of the remand centre will solve the problem."

He said the centre housed 119 convicts and 116 remand inmates so far.

Meanwhile, ASP Kulinidilo said the centre would soon open a new bakery which would create savings on the $8000 spent on bread each month.

"Baking lessons for inmates can also be used as a rehabilitation program where inmates can go back home and start their small business," he added.








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