The Ghana Prisons Service as an adjunct of the Criminal Justice System of Ghana contributes to the maintenance of internal security by maintaining of an efficient, humane and safe reformatory penal system operated within the laws of Ghana. We believe in humanity, vigilance, fortitude and integretity while helping in the reintegration of ex-convicts into society. The service comprises forty-five prison establishment located in all the ten regions of Ghana. At the apex is the Prisons Headquarters in the Greater Accra Region which also houses the Director- General of Prisons and his two Deputies, eight Directors of Prisons and other principal office holders. | Read more |
President John Dramani Mahama has launched a 10-year strategic plan to transform the country’s prisons, with a
pledge to increase the budgetary allocation to the Ghana Prisons Service in next year's budget.
The strategic plan, along with a fundraising campaign being run by the Prisons Service, known as the Project Efiase, is expected to improve the welfare of prisoners and prison officers.
To mark this year’s Republic Day, His Excellency President John Dramani Mahama, acting in consultation with the Council of State and in the exercise of his Prerogative of Mercy and in accordance with Article 72 of the 1992 Constitution, has granted Presidential Amnesty to Nine Hundred (900) prisoners drawn from prisons across the country.
The Prisons Service Council has held a durbar for Regional Commanders, Officers-in Charge, schedule heads and other ranks of the Ghana Prisons Service at the Prisons Interdenominational Church, to brief them on the soon to be launched ‘Efiase Project’ and a 10 year development plan of the Ghana Prisons Service.
In a bid to counteract the riotous and mischievous behavior of some Prison inmates in their care as well as arresting the challenge of deviant officers, the Prisons Service in collaboration with the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), has successfully trained 90 prison officers in a series of Basic Intelligence Course organized at the Prisons Officers’ Training School (POTS), in Accra.
The leadership of Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG), a non-governmental organisation, has paid a courtesy call on the Director-General of Prisons at the Prisons Headquarters to deliberate on issues concerning the health of prisoners in the country.
The Ghana Prisons Service Council has paid a courtesy call on His Excellency John Dramani Mahama at the Flagstaff House to update the presidency on measures adopted in addressing the challenges of the country’s prisons. The Council also unveiled plans for the launch of ‘Efiase’ project, and a ten-year strategic development plan for the Prisons Service.
The chairman of the Prisons Service Council, Rev. Dr. Stephen Wengam has declared his intentions of inproving the living conditions of inmates in all prison facilities in the country. This desire was fueled by the appaling conditions witnessed by the council when they embacked on a working visit to the prison facilities arround the country.