Location: Natabua, Lautoka
Telephone: (679) 620 6002,620 6001
Fax: (679) 666 6444
Officer in Charge: A/CPO Apimeleki Taukei
Chief Prison Officer: A/PPO Seremaia Bakeiyasawa
Authorized Staff Establishment: 33
Authorized Prison Capacity: 134
Prison Type: Receiving Centre/Unclassified Prison
Lautoka Prison was established in 1967 mainly to cater for prisoners from the Western Division sentence to prison for not more then 18 months sentence. It is situated at Natabua in the City of Lautoka in the province of Ba. Lautoka Prison is an unclassified Prison and accommodates both convicted and unconvicted prisoners. Prisoner’s employment includes root crops and vegetable farming, cemetery maintenance, upkeep of prison compound, and other government stations.
Rehabilitation programs are mainly focused on Small Business, Bee Keeping, Hotel and Catering Courses and Agriculture Courses.
There is also a Prisoners Counseling Facilities at Lautoka Prison funded by the Government of Australia through the Australia/Fiji Law & Justice Sector Program