Gender Desk

Prison Ladies Association (PRILAS)

Realizing the need to promote the interests of female staff and to address their needs in an ever-growing world, the Prison Ladies Association (PRILAS) was established in 2006. Over the years, the Association has seen a lot of progress in the attainment of its objectives.

• To organize and unite female officers under one umbrella in order to promote a healthy relationship among them. 
• To help develop the hidden potentials, and capabilities of members through relevant training programmes. 
• To act as a mouthpiece for women for the attention of management. 
• To offer counselling and other services to inmates and act as their mentors to enable them successfully reform and re-integrate into society. 
• To collaborate with other women’s organization that have similar objectives as the association to promote learning, sharing of knowledge, resources and experiences. 
• To generate funds to support inmates and their children in order to make life meaningful for them while in prison and on discharge.

Our slogan is “We love, we care, we Support”.

Membership comprises all-female staff including female recruits and officer cadets. 
Retired female prisons officers may be made honorary members subject to approval by the executive council.

The national headquarters of the association is located at the Prisons Headquarters in Accra.

The Executive Council is headed by the most senior female officer in the Prison service and she is deputized by the second most senior female officer. 
All other members of the executive are elected by the Electoral College. 
Regional branches are also headed by the most senior female officer in each of the ten regions in Ghana.

To enable PRILAS to effectively work towards the achievement of her objectives, we partner the MDAs, women’s groups with similar objectives, NGOs and Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs).

Activities include educational programmes, health-promoting activities, charitable events, Religious Programmes, Welfare activities.

• Establishment of a “Mother and baby” unit at Nsawam Female Prison. 
• Donations to the needy in society. 
• Establishment of NGO (Corrections Reforms Platform/COREP) to assist in the achievement of established goals.

Tel: 0302 777052/760093-4/777830 
Fax: 0302 772865  

Prisons Officers Wife Association

The Prison Officers’ Wives Association (PROWA) was formed some 23years ago by wives of some prison officers when they realised the need to raise the general consciousness of officers’ wives towards the attainment of their full potentials. 
With the Motto” Be a source of comfort” PROWA members have been supporting to their spouses as well as one another in love and friendship since the formation of PROWA. 
The Association is headed by the National President who is the wife of the most senior male officer in the Ghana Prisons Service. 
Membership is compulsory for all officers’ wives. The Association also operates in prison establishment all over the country.

1.To forge amiable relationships among members. 
2.To assist one another in times of need. 
3.To maintain friendly relations with female prison officers and other women’s groups with similar objectives. 
4.To formulate strategies for sustainable empowerment of members through relevant training and educational programmes.

The headquarters of located at the Prisons Headquarters in Accra.

1.General education for members 
2.Regional tour every quarter to by national executives see to the welfare of members 
3.Health-promoting programmes such as walks, Talks, health screenings, etc 
4.Entertainment programmes in the form of get-to-gather for members and officers children.

The association works with the following organization for the attainment of its objectives. MOWAC, NGOs, Women’s Groups, CSOs.

“Be a source of comfort for our spouse’’

All male Prison officers’ wives in the service are members.

•A secretariat at headquarters coordinates activities of the executives in the local, regional and national levels. 
•The executives have jurisdiction over the day-to-day administration of their members at the stations and report to the national executives- monthly contributions, meetings, skills training etc.