Ghana Prisons Service

About Us

The Ghana Prisons Service as a key stakeholder of the Criminal Justice System of Ghana contributes to the maintenance of internal security by maintaining an efficient, humane, and safe reformatory penal system operated within the laws of Ghana. We believe in humanity, vigilance, fortitude, and integrity while helping in the reintegration of ex-convicts into society. The service comprises forty-six prison establishments located in all the sixteen 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, seven Directors of Prisons, and other principal officeholders.

The Ghana Prisons Service is tasked with the safe custody of convicted persons from the courts as well as the provision of Reformation and Rehabilitation programmes for their successful resettlement into society. Our cherished values are humanity, vigilance, and fortitude…

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Latest News

YOUTH AND CRIME CAMPAIGN

The Public Relations Unit, Prisons Headquarters had a session with the... read more

CULTIVATING CHANGES: IMPROVED AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES IN THE GHANA PRISONS SERVICE

In recent years, the Ghana Prisons Service has embarked on a... read more

DIRECTOR GENERAL OF PRISONS PAYS A WORKING VISIT TO THE BAWKU LOCAL PRISON

The Director General of Prisons (DGP), Mr. Isaac Kofi Egyir, has... read more

UNLOCKING POTENTIALS BEHIND BARS: THE PRISONS SKILL TRAINING PROGRAMS

In the hearts of Ghana's Correctional facilities lies a beacon of... read more

TAMALE CENTRAL PRISON GETS NEW MECHANISED BOREHOLE.

The Mayor of Tamale, Hon. Sulley Salifu, the Second in Command... read more

The Eastern Regional Commander and Officer in charge of the Nsawam Medium Security Prison, Assistant Director of Prisons (ADP) Thomas Seidu attended the Adoagyiri Traditional Council’s Akwasidae celebration

The Eastern Regional Commander and Officer in charge of the Nsawam... read more

PHOTOS GALLERY OF SECOND BATCH SPECIAL CAPACITY TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR ASSISTANT CHIEF OFFICERS

PHOTOS GALLERY OF SECOND BATCH SPECIAL CAPACITY TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR ASSISTANT... read more

CONSTITUTION WEEK CELEBRATION

The National Commission for Civic education (NCCE) has marked this year’s... read more