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Inmates ready to work

Shayal Devi
Friday, June 27, 2014

AS stakeholders in the sugar industry welcome the new crushing season, inmates at the Natabua Corrections Facility are also gearing up to lend a hand to Western Division farmers.

Fiji Corrections Service public relations officer Kuini Waqasavou said the inmates were ready to start harvesting cane by July 1.

"There have been some preparations with regards to this," she said

"Awareness has been conducted to inmates by the officer-in-charge and Fiji Sugar Corporation personnel on proper methods of cutting cane.

"They were also taught of the positives and negatives of our approach towards harvesting of cane and to the economy as a whole. Inmates were also reminded of the need for them to take ownership of the arrangement."

She said apart from this initiative, the Fiji Corrections Service was also working on new rehabilitation plans for the inmates.

"We are in the process of formulating modules to target various offences in isolation, for example, anger and drugs module. This will be subject to validation by the rehab unit in Suva.

"At the moment, we are still offering counselling by the Empower Pacific. Consultations with potential stakeholders is continuing."








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