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Prison Officers conference is underway in Ha’apai

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 12/09/2018

The Prison officers’ conference that is underway on the island of Ha’apai is looking at ways to improve their duties especially when dealing with prisoners.

The conference in Ha’apai will recognize the great effort by the prison officers and inmates on the island after they built a hall and prison cells to be used by the Prison Department.

The Prisons’ Commissioner Semisi Tapueluelu who is on the island for the conference says they are doing the best to look after inmates to ensure safer communities.

He adds part of their duties is to come up with rehabilitation program to educate inmates to become a better person.

Tapueluelu also raised his concerned about the distribution of drugs around the communities because some have been smuggled inside the prison cells.

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