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Frequently Asked Questions About  Ghana Prisons Service

Which Region is Ghana Prisons Service  located in Ghana?

The institution is located in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.

Does Ghana Prisons Service have a contact number or address I could access?

The official contact number is %C2%A00299320000.You can contact them any time of the week from 8 am to 8 pm.

Is Ghana Prisons Service business/educational opeartions just valid for the Greater Accra Region metropolitan area?

This institution has a long tradition and vast experience in business operations within Greater Accra Region and other areas of the Ghanian society.

About Ghana Prisons Service

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The Ghana Prisons Service, as an agent operating under the ambit of the Ministry of the Interior, contributes to the maintenance of public safety by ensuring the safe custody of criminals convicted by the courts to terms of imprisonment. LEGAL MANDATE The statutes that currently govern the Service are: The 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana. Prisons Service Decree 1972, NRCD 46. Prisons Standing Orders, 1960. Prisons Regulation L.I 412/58. Prisons (Declaration of Prisons) Instrument. Prisons (Amendment) Regulation, 1970. Prisons Service Scheme of Service Administration. FUNCTIONS OF THE SERVICE The functions of the Service as spelled out in the NRCD 46 of 1972 are as follows: CORE FUNCTIONS Safe custody of prisoners Welfare of prisoners NON-CORE FUNCTIONS Reformation and rehabilitation of prisoners where applicable through the following: Execution of sentences in a humane manner to reduce recidivism (re-offending). Offering opportunities to prisoners to develop their skills through vocational training, moral and formal education. Encouraging public/private participation in the provision of skills training. Improvement in the welfare of prisoners (i.e. healthcare, clothing, bedding, feeding, recreation, library facilities, etc). Protection of the rights of prisoners. VISION Building a world-class Service to attain sustainable public safety through excellence in corrections management. MISSION The Service is committed to undertaking the safe custody, humane treatment, reformation, rehabilitation, and reintegration of inmates to make them responsible, productive, and law-abiding citizens to ensure public safety. GOALS The Service aims at repositioning itself to achieve the following goals: Re-branding the Service to reflect modern desired ideals. Modernization of the Agricultural and the Industrial Wings of the Service to make them financially viable. Modernization of management practices and the administration structures. Modernization of staff recruitment, manpower planning, and development as well as work practices. Modernization of the physical structures and operational equipment. CONTACT Address:  The Director-General of Prisons, Ghana Prisons Service, P.O. Box 129, Accra Tel: +233 302 777 830, +233 302 777 052, +233 302 760 093 Emergency No.: 0299320000, 0299326000, 0299320637 Website: E-mail:

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