|Nsawam Medium Security Prison
P. O. Box 305,
||Convicts - 754
||Condemned - 260 (Death row)
||Trail - 1
||Remand - 199
||Total - 1,214|
Nsawam Medium Security Prison is thirty six kilometers north of Accra. It
is the responsibility of the Central Government to provide equipment for
skills training of the convicts and yet like almost all correctional
institutions the Government is not adequately resourced to provide
equipment for skills training.
Nsawam medium security prison houses both male and female prisoners. The
purpose of skills training programme in the area of sewing, weaving, and
photography is to provide convicts with skills to equip them to become
lawful citizens. The success of the rehabilitation programme will reduce
the percentage of convicts that are rearrested for crimes after they are
released from prison.
Most people are driven to crime as a result of poverty which may be
attributed to lack of life skills to enable decent living to be earned.
The project aims at equipping 500 inmates annually with skills in the area
of dressmaking, weaving and photography that will earn them decent
livelihoods outside the prison walls and pull them away from crime.
Nsawam Medium Security Prison,
P. O. Box 305,
James Fort Remand Prison
||Convicts - 2
||Remand - 482
||Total - 484|
|Tamale Regional Prison
||Remand - 15
||Total - 15|
|Navrongo Regional Prison
||Convicts - 150
||Remand - 147
||Total - 297|
PRISONERS IN GHANIAN PRISONS|
Prisoners in Nsawam Medium Security Prison [Ghana]
All arrested on the 7th of January 2004 on drug related charges and have
been sentenced 20 years for smuggling.
||Country of Origin |
|John David Logan
|| [Warrington, UK]|
|| [Cleethorpes, UK]|
|| [Easington Co Durham, UK]|
|Related News Items on the above foreigners.
Other prisoners' stories.|
|Nana Kwasi Agyeman
also known as Gemann
46 as at 01/2006|
A musician who is on death row at the Nsawam Medium Security Prison.
Gemann murdered Kwesi Adjei, a 35-year-old driver, on January 9, 1995 at
Dome near Accra, for which he was sentenced to death.
After the sentence, he appealed against the conviction but the Court of Appeal
threw it out. In December 1998, he filed another appeal at the Supreme Court seeking
mitigation of his sentence.Read More Here|
|Mohammed Ibrahim Kamil
Nana Kwasi Agyeman,,
23 March 2005
28 April 2005
Gemann Stands Accused