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It costs $52 to care for an inmate each day

It costs $52 to care for an inmate each day

By Semi Turaga
Thursday 27/02/2020

It costs $52 each day to take care of an inmate in Fiji.

Fiji Corrections Service Commissioner Francis Kean told the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Justice, Law and Human Rights today they currently have 1,934 inmates under their care.

While making submissions on the Fiji Corrections Service Annual Report August 2016 to 31 July 2017, Kean says they are also looking after 608 remandees.

Kean says they currently have three detainees who were referred to them from the Immigration Department.

He also highlighted that 10 inmates under their care are bedridden.

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