To be a prisoner in Ghana remains one of the scariest night mares one could ever succumb in his or her lifetime. From chocked prison cells to unending harassment, life is just not close to bearable within a prison wall in Ghana.
The second-in-command at the female section of the Kumasi Central Prisons, CSP, Yayra Ashong Mettle is feeling the pinch of this ill treatment as she reveals that the GH¢1.80 feeding grant for prisoners is just "woefully inadequate".
“Even though we appreciate the effort of the government, we still ask for more in order to cater for the basic needs of inmates. The current feeding grant of GHc 1.80 per inmate is woefully inadequate and we are pleading with the government to review the rate,” she revealed.
Christmas remains the only time when prisoners are shown the love they deserve by philanthropists and organisations who donate various items to them. But this, according to the prison officer, must never be the case.
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