AG reminds Corrections Officers to follow the Constitution

AG reminds Corrections Officers to follow the Constitution

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Tuesday 14/03/2023

Attorney General Siromi Turaga has called on Fiji Corrections Service officers to ensure they are not using any forms of punishment on offenders under their care.

Turaga highlighted this during a talanoa session with the officers after touring the Korovou Prison, Suva Women’s Prison and the Suva Remand Centre.

He says officers should always follow the law as they are guided by the Constitution.

Turaga says he understands that some offenders will try to push their buttons and make them commit acts that will tarnish their employment and the institution, however, he urges them not to fall for those tricks.

The Attorney General adds that officers should find other ways in disciplining offenders rather than hurting them, which can end badly for them.

He reminds officers not to get trapped in the heat of the moment.

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