Deputy Director-General of Prisons/Administration

Mrs. Patience Baffoe-Bonnie (Esq.) is a Lawyer, having been called to the bar in 2006, a Corrections and Security expert, Policy and Systems Analyst and a Strategist. She is a Rule of Law expert, a Social Worker, Coach, Women Empowerment Activist, Child Rights Advocate, and a Human Rights expert with special interest in women, children and the vulnerable including prisoners.

She has over 36 years working experience in Prisons Administration, and has held various managerial Staff and Command positions as an officer. She joined the Service in 1987.

Until her current appointment, she was the Director of Prisons in charge of Services. She also served as the Director of Technical and Services. As the first Director of Health, she established an efficient robust and sustainable Prisons health system and achieved a zero COVID-19 infection in the prisons nationwide during the peak of the pandemic. Other command positions held by Mrs. Baffoe-Bonnie include Officer

-In-Charge of James Camp Prisons, Greater Accra Regional Commander, Chief Legal Officer, Greater Accra Regional Legal Officer, Welfare Officer, Course Commander and Adjutant at the Prisons Officers’ Training School. She also worked at the James Fort female, Senior Correctional Centre, Kumasi female and Sekondi female Prisons.

On the international front, DDGP Baffoe-Bonnie worked with the United Nations Mission in Liberia as a planner, mentor and advisor.

She is knowledgeable and versatile, and holds a Post Graduate Law Degree Certificate from the Ghana Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and Sociology from the University of Ghana. She is a proud product of Tema Secondary and Winneba Secondary Schools.

She has attended several workshops including an International Criminal Law and Justice Program, GIMPA, Rule of Law course, KAIPTC, Corporate Governance and Strategic Leadership for Public Centre Training and Development, Workforce Planning and Job Evaluation, United Kingdom, Alternatives to Custody Probation and Community Sentence in England and Wales and Training Workshop on Case and Convention on the Rights of the Child among others.

She is a member of the Ghana Olympic Committee Women Commission, Women and Children Committee of the Ghana Bar Association, Africa Union (AU) Women Election Observer Group, and currently the National President of the Prisons Ladies Association.

DDGP Baffoe-Bonnie’s hard work has earned her a number of awards which include, Female Pillar of Modern Ghana Award 2023 (Pillar in Public Service), HD LeadHERS Xperience Award (Exceptional Award for Women in Leadership, 2023), Chewa Award 2023 (Exceptional Woman Award) and Ghana Women’s Award 2013 (Outstanding Female Prisons Officer).

She is adventurous and enjoys painting, sports and travelling. She is married with children.