Ghana: What’s happening in the prisons?

During a recent visit to Ghana in March 2008, the Ghanaian government refused Amnesty International’s request to visit Ghanaian prisons. Amnesty International has received reports from Ghanaian civil society organizations that the prisons generally are under resourced; there are poor medical and sanitary facilities and not enough beds or bedding. Amnesty International is worried the government is not being transparent regarding the situation in the prisons and calls on the Ghanaian government to implement the reforms needed in the Ghanaian criminal justice system.

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