“They will be paid just like normal workers but we’re going to bank their salaries and will give them that when they’re released,” he said. The business arm of the Fiji Prisons is established under the Prisons and Corrections Act 2006.
n the setting of prices and charges on a commercial basis; n the imposition of the ‘user pays’ principle; n the establishment and proper operation and accounting of special funds established in accordance with law to facilitate commercial enterprises; and n any other matter that fosters prison enterprises and the meaningful participation of appropriate prisoners in them. Mr Naivalurua said preparations included the planting of 28,000 cassava stems worth $19,050 at 90 cents per kilogramme and 196,000 dalo worth $191,600 at $1 per kg.
“We’re preparing the inmates to live a better future when they’re released and this will require positive support from members of the public, especially when they’re released.” He urged people to change their perception of inmates.