REHABILITATION OF PRISONERS IN THE GHANA PRISONS SERVICE
We adequately equip the inmates to become self-sustainable after they have served their time in prison.
- We do this by employing skill artisans as trade instructors, providing well-equipped workshops, and training materials.
- Training in modern agricultural practices is also available mainly at the settlement and open camp prisons.
- Formal and non-formal education has become part of rehabilitation programmes in our prisons.
Formal Education and Informal Education and Distance Education Programs
- The Ghana Prisons Service in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service to run basic and secondary education in most of its central prisons using the mainstream syllabus certified by the Ghana Education Service.
- Inmates who successfully complete the basic and secondary education sit for BECE and WASSCE respectively.
- The Ghana Prisons Service with partnership with some donors is extending tertiary education to its inmates through distance learning.
- The Service run other formal education such ICT and diploma courses for the inmates.
Vocational/Skills Training Activities
- Auto Electricals
- Painting and Decoration
- Welding, Straightening and Fabrication
- General Electricals
- Macramé and Beads
- Soap Making
- Door Mat Weaving
- Kente Weaving
- Smock Weaving
- Shoe Making
Prisons Agric Programme is one of the tools for the Rehabilitation of Inmates this help:
- To train and equip inmates with improved Agric production skills with the view to motivate them to take to Agric production for livelihood.
- To produce food crops to supplement inmates’ ration.
- To raise revenue for the Service:
- The produces are sold at 90% of the market price to the government
- Very Good results from WASSCE, BECE, NVTI Certification
- Acquisition of skills by inmates
- Behavioural/attitudinal changes
- Securing of employment
- Reunion with families
- Reduction in incidence of recidivism
- Increasing collaboration by the public