Crime & Punishment of Thursday, 14 September 2017

Source: abusuafmonline.com

Ex-convict calls for improved living conditions for prisoners

A 43-year-old Ex-convict, Nana Kwabena Koduah was popularly known as Sofo Chelsea, is appealing to the government to consider increasing the feeding fee of prison inmates from Ghc 1.80p to reflect the prevailing cost of living.

The ex-convict, who served thirteen years behind bars says the amount is insignificant for which reason most inmates are underfed and malnourished.

Over the years, prison inmates in the country have been fed on 1 cedi 80 pesewas, a situation some civil society groups have publicly condemned.

Kwabena Koduah speaking to Abusua FM’S Osei Kwadwo said lack of nutritious food for inmates is putting their health at risk and leading to lots of illness.

He is, however, appealing to government to urgently inch up the feeding fee of the inmates