Inmates attending Yellow Ribbon conference.
08 October, 2009
Inmates at their break, during the Yellow Ribbon conference at the Naboro Prison
Inmates attending Yellow Ribbon seminar
Eighty seven inmates for the first time were participants in a conference that was organised by the Fiji Prisons and Corrections Services as part of this month’s Yellow Ribbon Project celebration.
FPCS Commissioner Brigadier General Ioane Naivalurua said in his opening address to the inmates said that he had extended his invitation to the inmates in the hope that they make the bold and decisive decision to change their lives.
“It was indeed an honour to send out this very special invitation to those of you, who now want to make a clean break in your lives.
The Commissioner told the inmates that the day’s seminar was intended to make them change their lives.
“This seminar is about those of you that care about your lives and those of your families.
Inmate Ilibera Verebasaga who is serving a life sentence said that she was honoured to be invited to attend the Yellow Ribbon Outreach programme.
“I have been in prison for nine years and this is the first time that something like this has been held for the inmates,” Verebasaga said.
Today’s seminar is a prelude of another two days where the 87 inmates will be joined by prison officers and their wives.
The theme of the conference is “Rebuilding of bridges” and the objective of the conference is to embark upon building a solid and unified spiritual foundation to underpin all FPCS activities.
The conference continues today (Friday October 09) and ends on Saturday.
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