- The Ghana Prison Service has announced plans to increase the security at the country's prisons
- Officers on leave as well as those on missions have been recalled to assist in that regard
- The Chief PRO of the Service, Superintendent Ayeh revealed that most inmates attempted breakouts during this time of the year
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The Ghana Prisons Service (GPS) has announced plans to bring back officers on leave as fears of a possible breakout continue to grow.
In a report by 3news.com, the Chief Public Relations Officer of the Service, Superintendent Vitalis Ayeh revealed that inmates usually attempted to break out of prison during the festive seasons, and as such it was important that security is increased.
The reason for the attempts, he explained, was because the prisoners often felt they needed to be at home with their family and friends during the period of merry making.
He however disclosed that measures have been implemented to deal with possible attempts in that respect.
Superintendent Ayeh, in making these remarks during 3FM’s Sunrise show, noted that the season is usually accompanied with varying levels of enjoyment and merrymaking, hence the need to ensure stricter forms of controls at the prisons.
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“People in prison are denied aspects of enjoyment, and to ensure that nobody is attempting to break gangs, we don’t send them out for work during this period.
Those who were sent to industries or farms are all kept.”, he stated.
He went on to say that officers who have proceeded on leave, as well as those who are on assignments would be recalled so as to beef up the level of security.
The prison officer expressed hope that this would go a long way to tighten security at the prisons.
Last year, there was an attempted jailbreak at the Nsawam Medium Security Prison by three prisoners, including Johnson Kombian.