Location: Walu Bay, Suva
Telephone: (679) 3314 599
Fax: (679) 3308 206
Officer in Charge: A/ASP Frank Hazelman
Chief Prison Officers:
(Administration): A/CPO Apimeleki Navuni
(Operation): CPO Saiasi Seru
Authorized Staff Establishment: 68
Authorized Prison Capacity: 279
Prison Type: Receiving Centre/Unclassified Prison
Suva Prison was built between 1912 and 1913 and being the oldest prison institution in Fiji. It is situated along the Queens Highway at Walu Bay in the Central Division, province of Rewa. Suva Prison is the major receiving centre in Fiji and is an unclassified prison institution. The Central Classification and Allocation Board at Suva Prison allocate prisoners to the Classified Prisons at Maximum Security Prison, Medium Security Prison, Minimum Security Prison, Pre Release Centre and Nasinu Prison whenever a vacancy arises in any of those prisons.
Prisoner’s employment includes root crops and vegetable farming, upkeep of prison compound and cemetery maintenance of the Suva Old Cemetery, New Extension Cemetery, Chinese Cemetery and Vatuwaqa Cemetery.
Suva Prison has also been undertaking Education, Training and Rehabilitation Programs such as Automotive Training, Religious Programs, Counseling Programs, Wielding Courses, Panel Beating and Start Your Own Business Courses. In addition, prisoner’s serving at Suva Prison are also given the privilege to pursue further studies at the University of the South Pacific (USP), Fiji Institute of Technology (FIT) and the Training for Productivity Authority of Fiji (TPAF).