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Inmates fed 3 times

Mere Naleba
Monday, March 03, 2014

THE Fiji Corrections Service confirms all inmates under its care are provided three meals a day and have not been told to share meals.

Service spokeswoman Kuini Waqasavou, in response to an email sent to the governing body of Correction Centres and Remand Centre in Fiji, said for the last decade inmates have had their own farm which supplements the food rations for inmates given by the government every year.

"Government has allocated a budget of $1,473,496 for prisoners' rations alone," Mrs Waqasavou said.

"This is apart from the food security arrangement that we have in place for the last decade in all the corrections facilities in Fiji.

"This is for inmates to plant root crops, fruits and vegetables for their consumption."

Mrs Waqasavou said the Prison Act and Regulation clearly stated all inmates were to be provided three meals a day which was what they have always adhered to.

"All inmates are being given three meals a day in accordance with the dietary scale in the Prison Act & Regulation," she said

"Most importantly FCS is also in conformity with the United Nations International Human Rights Standards Part III 'Rights to an adequate Standard of living' which demands FCS to ensure all inmates have the right, adequate food."


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