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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GHANA’S MOST BEAUTIFUL 2021 PRESENTS CITATION TO THE DIRECTOR GENERAL OF PRISONS

Benedicta Sarfoa Asamoah,winner of TV reality show Ghana's Most Beautiful 2021... read more

PRISONS CHAPLAINCY HOLDS CONSULTATIVE MEETING WITH RELIGIOUS BODIES AND NGOs

The Chaplaincy unit of the Ghana Prisons Service has today the... read more

2023 NATIONAL BIBLE READING BY THE CHURCH OF PENTECOST

GHANA PRISONS PARTAKES IN THE 2023 NATIONAL BIBLE READING BY THE CHURCH OF PENTECOST

The Church of Pentecost in collaboration with the Ghana Bible Society... read more

LANCE CORPORAL GADRI PRESENTS AWARD TO DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF PRISONS

A Photo Journalist with the Public Relations Unit of the Ghana... read more

PRISONS SERVICE PARTAKES IN MAIDEN EDITION OF CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT GHANA (CISCM) NIGHT AND EXHIBITION

The Chartered Institute of Supply Chain Management Ghana yesterday Saturday, the... read more

UNODC, US EMBASSY DONATE 500 MATTRESSES TO GHANA PRISONS SERVICE

THE United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UN ODC) in... read more

GHANA PRISONS SERVICE, WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, NATIONAL TUBERCULOSIS AND HIV CONTROL PROGRAMESS DISCUSS STRATEGIC WAYS TO IMPROVE SERVICE DELIVERY IN THE PRISONS.

Ghana Prisons Service,World Health Organization, National Tuberculosis and HIV Control Programmes... read more

PRISON SERVICE SETS UP UNIT TO TRAIN SNIFFER DOGS

The Ghana Prisons Service (GPS) has set up a Unit to... read more