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Elderly in jail

Salaseini Moceiwai
Tuesday, March 04, 2014

SEXUAL offences have been identified as the most common crimes committed by inmates at the age of 70 and above.

Fiji Corrections Services public relations officer Kuini Waqasavou said a total of 13 inmates above 70 years were serving in various centres in the country.

"Suva Corrections Centres have the highest number of elderly inmates above 70 years old," she said.

"This is because elderly inmates from other centres around the country are brought to the centres in Suva so they can go through certain programs that FCS has put together as part of their rehabilitation.

"The most common offences committed by these elderly inmates are sexual offences."

Mrs Waqasavou said all inmates were treated equally.

"For Vaturekuka Correction Centre, there are currently no elderly inmates at the age of 70 and above."








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