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Interior Ministry pushes for non-custodial sentence

Woyongo Agalga The Ministry of the Interior is pushing for the adoption of non-custodial sentencing measures into the criminal jurisprudence to help decongest the country’s prisons. In line with that, stakeholders in the criminal justice system will attend a two-day brainstorming session on October 29 and 30, 2014, to be organised by the ministry in collaboration with the Judicial Service, the Ministry of Justice and Attorney-General and the Ghana Prisons Service. The Sector Minister, Mr Mark Woyongo, who announced this at a media launch of the forum in Accra, outlined areas to be considered to include decongesting the prisons, making prison » Read More

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