Aged prisoners deserve ‘mercy’ – Nsawam Prisons PRO

File photo: Some prisoners at the Nsawam Prisons

Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the Nsawam Medium Security Prisons DSP Adamu Abdul  Latif has called for the aged, especially those with chronic disease, to be granted amnesty.

According to DSP Latif, in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, it would be appropriate for the President to grant amnesty to the older inmates.

The PRO who was backing calls by facilitators of the Justice for All program for the President to further decongest the prisons in the wake of Covid-19  said “Those who have chronic diseases suffer most and we have people in custody who are battling with chronic diseases such as hypertension and so if some kind of mercy is shown, I think it will help. Even if we record a case, we can better handle it.”

He commended the POS Foundation, facilitators of the Justice for All Program, and their partners for the support while calling on others to emulate the kind gesture.

“We express our profound gratitude to POS Foundation for their kind gesture to the Ghana Prison Service during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We assure POS Foundation that the items being donated will be channelled to the purpose that they donated the items as we are really in need of the items. Prison is an institution where people visit day in day out including officers. We urge the general public to continue supporting us.”

Source: Ghana/ Inusah