Fiji Time: 9:38 AM on Saturday 18 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Archives » Article Index

FCS focus on facility design

Margaret Wise
Wednesday, November 08, 2017

THE Fiji Corrections Service is hoping to use technology to make corrections facilities safer.

But to do this, the design of corrections facilities has to change, says Commissioner of Fiji Corrections Service Francis Kean.

Outsiders have been hurling contrabands over correction facility walls and this went undetected for many years.

"For me, one major concern is the design of our prisons," he said.

"The million dollar question I always ask is whether there was some security analysis done before these prisons were constructed.

"If you drive past Natabua now you will see what we are doing. The change will accommodate this new technology to reduce the security risks. Technology can only help us to some extent, it's an aid to the security work we undertake and that's always a continuous threat to FCS.

"One of the new initiatives we have undertaken is the conceptual design of some of our prisons.

"We are trying to put in an inner and outer perimeter to ensure our prison is secured because people have been throwing contraband over the walls."

"The prisons were built at a time when not much people were around and the area was isolated."

This has all changed with industrialisation, so there are more people within the vicinity of these prisons."








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 0.62050.6015
JPY 55.545452.5454
GBP 0.36760.3596
EUR 0.41340.4014
NZD 0.71590.6829
AUD 0.64370.6187
USD 0.48830.4713

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 17th, November, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. COP23: France invite for Timoci
  2. Walker brothers' radar focuses on Fiji Bati kingpin
  3. Boy pleads for action
  4. Forward to battle
  5. Man, 41, in court over Singh death
  6. Kids raise their voices
  7. Uate, Koroisau yet to sign deal
  8. 220,000 Chinese hits on Fiji website
  9. Confinement for sex offenders
  10. COP23: Shalvi wows crowd at climate talks

Top Stories this Week

  1. Miss World Fiji advances to talent finals Saturday (11 Nov)
  2. The largest hotel in Fiji Saturday (11 Nov)
  3. Fiji places second for Miss World 2017 talent Wednesday (15 Nov)
  4. Signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours Sunday (12 Nov)
  5. COP23: France invite for Timoci Friday (17 Nov)
  6. Storer stands strong Sunday (12 Nov)
  7. Students holiday fares clarified Tuesday (14 Nov)
  8. Stunningly impressive Tuesday (14 Nov)
  9. Where there's a will... Thursday (16 Nov)
  10. Woman, 95, skydives 14,000 feet Saturday (11 Nov)