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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PRISON OFFICERS AND SOME OTHER PROFESSIONALS ENGAGED PUPILS

Prison officers and some other professionals engaged pupils of Kwabenya Atomic... read more

GHANA PRISONS HOSTS ACSA EXECUTIVE AND PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETINGS

The African Correctional Services Association (ACSA) has held its Executive and... read more

MAINTAIN THE HIGHEST STANDARD OF PROFESSIONALISM- PRISON OFFICERS ADVISED

The Chief Director of the Ministry of the Interior, Mrs. Adelaide... read more

LET’S MAKE AGRICULTURE OUR TRUMP CARD-DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF PRISONS

The Director-General of Prisons, Mr. Isaac Kofi Egyir, has urged prison... read more

IMPROVE PRISON STRUCTURES AND CONDITIONS- FOUNDER, SOMPAHEMAA FOUNDATION.

The founder of Sompahemaa Foundation, Mrs. Irene Mensah-Bonsu (Wife of Majority... read more

PHILANTROPIST PROVIDES ABLUTION FACILITY FOR SUNYANI CENTRAL PRISON

A Philanthropist, Mr. Stephen Effa Sakyi, has constructed a 12-seater toilet,... read more

470 RECRUIT OFFICERS PASS OUT

The Ghana Prisons Service on Friday, 29th April, 2022 successfully held... read more

REMAIN NEUTRAL AND PROFESSIONAL-DGP

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