Poultry helps prisoners in Fiji
As part of a
rehabilitation program for inmates, Naboro Prison has started a poultry
40 inmates will
be assigned to look after the $91,000 poultry sheds on a rotational basis.
Japanese ambassador Masashi Namekawa, who was chief guest at the ceremony, said
the project would help the Prisons Department promote cost effective
Commissioner of Prisons, Colonel Ioane Naivalurua said there were
7000 chicks in the poultry shed. The chicks would be eaten by the inmates, with
the surplus sold to Crest Chicken.
Interim Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said there was
a 50% rate of return of prisoners to jail in
Naivalurua commented, "This project was undertaken in recognition of the
importance of encouraging vigorous rehabilitation training programs by the
Prisons Department in an effort to reform the inmates before their release from
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