The Nasinu Corrections Centre is expected to become a corrections service only for inmates below the age of 24 years and above 60 years from this month.
Acting Prime Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says they are also in the process of setting up a vocational training centre at Nasinu Corrections Centre.
This is to ensure that young people who go to the Nasinu Corrections facility have a particular skill set when they leave prison.
Sayed-Khaiyum also says that there are no persons who are serving custodial sentences at Nasinu Corrections Service who are being recruited as full-time Corrections Service officers.
However, SODELPA MP Viliame Gavoka says it was disclosed by the Commissioner of Corrections Service to the Committee of Foreign Affairs that some inmates have been recruited as Corrections officers.
Sayed-Khaiyum says he has had discussions with the Commissioner and he has assured him that three inmates went through the training for discipline however they have not been recruited as officers.
SODELPA MP Niko Nawaikula again raised the issue that the former Deputy Commissioner had said that these people are now Corrections officers and it will demoralise serving officers. He says we have two stories now, and asked what is the correct story.
Sayed-Khaiyum says he has spoken to the Corrections Commissioner and he has assured him this morning that there is no serving prisoner who has been recruited as an officer.ADVERTISEMENT Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.