Prison ‘dark culture’

Jo Nata. Photo: Jason Chute/Lumen Films

Josefa Nata claims Fiji’s prison system is perpetuating what he describes as a “dark culture” of cover ups of the abuse of prisoners’ rights, including uninvestigated deaths, and has met with Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka to relay the need for a reform of the prison system.

“The prison management spends a good portion of their time covering up. They go to the extent of stopping calls to relatives, stopping visitations, all of which could be avoided if there is a normal process of reporting . . .

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