Change should come from within, inmates told
29 February, 2012
Inmates at the Medium Correction Centre after receiving their certificates today.
Rehabilitation programmes provided for inmates by the Fiji Correction Service will be of no use if the desire to change does not come from within, a senior officer said.
Speaking during the closing of a workshop at the Minimum Correction Centre today, Supervisor Naboro SP Sitiveni Raitamata said the need to change should come from the inmates themselves.
He told participants that being in prison was not the end of the road and encouraged them to work hard and make a name for themselves once they complete their terms.
The FCS he said, was working hard towards achieving the mandate given to it by Government, one of which is to reduce recidivism by 25 per cent.
Fifty-nine inmates were awarded certificates for courses on Time Management, Leadership, Character First and Purpose of Life.
This is part of phase one of the rehabilitation framework, geared mainly towards disciplining inmates.
Other courses were the Alcohol and Substance Abuse and Purpose-Driven Life which make up phase two and are for selected inmates who have completed the first phase.
The courses were conducted by the Prison Fellowship.
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