Fiji Time: 11:10 AM on Thursday 25 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Concern over inmate numbers

Ana Madigibuli
Saturday, March 22, 2014

THE increase in the number of prison inmates from the Rewa Province has been a cause for concern for Rewa Provincial Council members who met in Vutia Village this week.

The number of inmates from the province stands at 69 compared with 35 in 2007.

Rewa Care co-ordinator Josefa Vesikara said their program looked after inmates from the province.

"The main idea behind the Rewa Care program is to get the community to take responsibility for addressing issues concerning the inmates from the province," Mr Vesikara said.

"For us, 69 is an alarming number and the percentage is really high."

Mr Vesikara said the community must take action to address the issue of people going to prison.

"The Rewa Care program deals with inmates individually.

"They have learned to trust and tell us about the problems they go through and we try to assist them so they can overcome some of those issues.

"Earning the trust of the inmates is important to us because when they learn to trust us, we can help them further to overcome their problems."

Mr Vesikara said the prison population nationwide stood at 1056.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63940.6204
JPY 50.355947.3559
GBP 0.37250.3645
EUR 0.43880.4268
NZD 0.68320.6502
AUD 0.65270.6277
USD 0.49640.4794

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 25th August 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Boy, 4, dies in fire
  2. Kauvesi clears the air
  3. UK envoy says 'visa changes' a hoax
  4. 7s players to receive cheques
  5. Tongans stranded
  6. Land lease options
  7. EU-funded shelter for 80-year-old
  8. Title defence
  9. Police renew plea to parents
  10. Dratabu Village hosts Olympic champs

Top Stories this Week

  1. Ardent fan escorted out of celebrations Sunday (21 Aug)
  2. The woman behind Ryan Saturday (20 Aug)
  3. God — is he dead? Maybe, but not Osea Kolinisau's Sunday (21 Aug)
  4. Ryan confirms decision to leave Fiji Sunday (21 Aug)
  5. 5.1 magnitude earthquake occurs in Fiji Monday (22 Aug)
  6. Taliga eyes Tokyo Tuesday (23 Aug)
  7. 7s top job Tuesday (23 Aug)
  8. Unofficial flag bearer Friday (19 Aug)
  9. Police escort fan away Monday (22 Aug)
  10. 'Ryan a loss' Tuesday (23 Aug)