Ghana: 'Prisoners are bottom of the pile': The human rights of inmates in Ghana

Ghana: 'Prisoners are bottom of the pile': The human rights of inmates in Ghana

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Index Number: AFR 28/002/2012
Date Published: 25 April 2012
Categories: Ghana

Prisons in Ghana are failing to meet international standards. Remand or unconvicted prisoners can spend years awaiting trial and may be held in conditions that amount to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. Both unconvicted and convicted male prisoners experience unacceptably high levels of overcrowding. Food supplies to prisoners have been grossly inadequate. Access to health care is far below acceptable standards. Opportunities for education and training are limited and not available to remand or unconvicted prisoners or those held under sentence of death.


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