- Ex-convict, Gideon Anderson, has recounted his struggle with discrimination and social stigma following his release from prison
- In an interview, he disclosed that he was made to serve some time in prison after his arrest for pushing drugs
- Anderson, however, says he's now a transformed person as he urged reforms in Ghana's prisons to equip inmates before their release
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Ex-convict, Gideon Anderson, has disclosed that he is now a transformed person after his incarceration at the Kumasi Central Prison in the Ashanti Region.
The Kumasi-based Ghanaian man served time in jail after his arrest for pushing drugs.
In an interview with TV3's Giovani Caleb, real name Caleb Elolo Adjomah, Anderson narrated his struggle with discrimination and stigma from society.
How he ended up in jail
''I was a pusher man dealing with drugs, and the law caught up with me.''
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Asked if he's now reformed, Anderson said:
''If talking of reform in mind, yes. But when you come back home getting something to do is not easy.''
A call for prison reforms
He called for reforms in the country's prisons as he urged that skills acquired there should be made compulsory for inmates.
''Most of us in prison don't want to learn the trade there. It's not compulsory, which should be compulsory for us to be doing those kinds of stuff so that when you come back home can do something with it,'' he said.
Anderson lauded Giovani Caleb as his best radio and television personality.
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35-Year-Old Ghanaian Man Jailed 3 Years For Stealing Policeman's Plantain
YEN.com.gh previously reported that a 35-year-old Ghanaian man identified as Moses Mensah is serving a three-year jail term for stealing plantains from a police officer at Saltpond in the Central Region.
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Recounting how he ended up in jail, he admitted that he had stolen over 20 plantains on several occasions from the police officer in the past.
Mensah told Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng of Crime Check TV that he sold the stolen plantains for money and was subsequently arrested with the help of an informant.
He was charged with stealing and was found guilty and sentenced to three years imprisonment by a court in Ghana.
Yaw Sam: Ghanaian Man Cries Uncontrollably After Being Freed From Prison
In a similar story, Yaw Sam was incarcerated for eight months for absconding with GHc700.00, an amount given to him by the owner of an eatery to make purchases to run the business.
The 38-year-old ex-convict was arrested and jailed for spending the money and subsequently escaping.
In an interview with Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng of Crime Check TV, Sam broke down in tears while recounting his life before and during prison.
Expressing regret Sam was serving at the Ankaful Prison before being transferred to the Awutu Camp Prison in the Awutu Camp Prison. He has now been given his freedom after spending time in prison.
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