The Fiji Corrections Service is a key component in the Government's administration of the criminal justice system and we are responsible for persons referred to us by the courts.
Our basic function is to look after inmates with humanity and to help them reform and lead law abiding and productive lives upon their release.
We currently have a staff establishment of 670 including civilians who work in the non-custodial areas of the Service.
Thirty five percent (35%) of the FCS manpower is employed in administrative and other special duties which are not directly related to the custody of inmates.
These include officers based at the National, Divisional and Institutional Headquarters, the Rehabilitation, the Enterprise, the Engineering, Emergency Control and other support Units.
The Fiji Corrections Service is obligated to serve the public by keeping in custody those committed by the courts. Our three major roles are to provide:
Safety and Security
Security is one of the major functions of the department. A well-defined and organised Corrections security is essential for the safety of offenders while in our custody and the protection of the public at large.
The department strives to ensure proper treatment of offenders under its care in line with the United Nations Minimum Standard Rules for the Treatment of Offenders.
The new visioning of the Fiji Corrections Service stresses paramount importance on the need to stir offenders to become responsible citizens not only to ensure successful integration into society but contribute positively to nation building.
The Corrections Act of 2006 formalises the paradigm shift in the work of the department from one of containment to rehabilitation and corrections.
To be an “Internationally acclaimed Fiji Corrections Service” helping Fiji to be one of the safest countries in the world.
Our mission is to provide an effective and efficient prisons and corrections system through the adoption of innovative programs of offender management and rehabilitation programs and working in collaboration with the community and other agencies.
We will achieve this by being Captains of Lives of offenders who are committed to our custody and we will be instrumental in steering them towards being productive and responsible citizens, with the help of their families and community.
• Recognizing that the Service requires the commitment of us all;
• Leading well and behaving with integrity;
• Upholding prisoner’s human rights and working with them as individuals to become law-abiding;
• Ensuring that each have the required skills and competencies;
• Accepting responsibilities and accountability;
• Managing resources, including our time, cost-effectively;
• Showing an innovative approach to our work;
• Team working and acting in partnership with other organizations; and
• Demonstrating a commitment to fairness, equality and respect for each other and those we are in contact with.