The Telecommunication Department is the life blood and the engine that drives effective communication between and among stations in the Ghana Prisons Service. Security information is vital and needed in the achievement of the core functions of the Service. During the year under review the department performed creditably well in achieving the functions of the department.
The Service by International Standards and practices in the management of inmates and to reduce the illegal activities within the prisons facilities has embarked on a nationwide project to install Close Circuit Television at the Central Prisons. The system aims at monitoring movement of inmates and personnel, check and prevent trafficking of illegal items into the prisons. As part of the pilot phase of the project the system with six cameras and a network enabled Digital Video Recorder (DVR) was installed at Headquarters for trial. The system allows monitoring of activities in real time on computers and mobile phones. Nsawam Medium is fitted with this system while that of Ankaful Maximum is on going. It is hoped that, at the completion of the project the rate of trafficking and crime would be reduced and subsequently eliminated.