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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YOUTH AND CRIME CAMPAIGN-SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF MAMPONG AKROPONG

The Ghana Prisons Service on Wednesday 14th February 2024, sensitized the... read more

COMMISSIONING OF PHASE ONE OF THE NEWLY CONSTRUCTED ASTROTURF BY GHANA NATIONAL GAS COMPANY FOR GHANA PRISONS SERVICE.

The Minister for the Interior, Hon. Ambrose Dery, yesterday 8th February,... read more

PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO APPOINTS DEPUTY DIRECTORS-GENERAL OF PRISONS

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PRISON SERVICE SENSITIZES NUGS

As part of its Youth and Crime Campaign, the Public Relations... read more

Prisons Directorate attend Farewell Parade and Pulling Out Ceremony for the Outgoing Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), Vice Admiral Seth Amoama

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PRISON INMATES SET ANOTHER RECORD IN 2023 BECE 

- REDUCING RECIDIVISM THROUGH INMATES EDUCATION. A total of fifty-one/51 Prisoners from... read more

SUNYANI CENTRAL AND FEMALE PRISONS HOLD END OF YEAR PARTY

The Sunyani Central and Female Prisons, on Friday 12th January, 2024,... read more

The Director General of Prisons, Mr. Isaac Kofi Egyir has presented a set of drums to the Prisons Interdenominational Church, Cantonments, Accra, on Sunday 7th January, 2024.