• The first gaol was established at Totogo Government Station in Levuka and it was manned by the Police.
  • As the settlement of the Colony took place “lockups” were established in Viti Levu and Vanua Levu wherever a magistrate was located.
  • By 1898 only (2) prisons were established in Fiji, Levuka Prison and Suva Prison.

  • Female prisoners were kept in country gaols/Lockups under the general supervision of the Police Constabulary.
  • The Fiji Prisons Training School was established in 1983.
  • The Prison Dog Section was established at the Prison Headquarters in Suva in 1975.
  • Suva Prison was established in 1913

  • Women’s Prison was established in 1884
  • Maximum Prison was opened in 1973 with a capacity of 60 inmates
  • Nasinu Prison was established in 1925
  • Minimum Prison was established in 1969

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