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Nsawam Medium Security Prison P. O. Box 305, Nsawam Ghana 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.

    Prison Address
      Nsawam Medium Security Prison,
      P. O. Box 305,
      Nsawam GHANA
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.
Name Age Country of Origin
John David Logan 43 [Warrington, UK]
Frank Lavelrick 43 [Cleethorpes, UK]
Alan Hodson 45 [Easington Co Durham, UK]
Sven Herb 45 [German]
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 . [Ghana]
Nana Kwasi Agyeman,, 23 March 2005 Gemman appeals http://www.ghanatoday.com/showbiz/index.php?option=news&task=viewarticle&sid=83&Itemid=61 28 April 2005 Gemann Stands Accused http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/audio/article.php?ID=1828
Links & Resources
  • The South African Prisoners' Organisation For Human Rights
  • Directory of Prisons [AFRICA] [excellent source PDF File]
  • A.R.M Prison Outreach International [Ghana]
  • The Lutheran Media Ministry in Ghana
  • Rotary International
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