The Ashanti Regional Prison Service P.R.O, DSP. Richard Bukari has revealed that the Kumasi Central Prisons will be soon relocated from Adum in Kumasi. According to Him, discussions and plans are far advanced to relocate the Kumasi Central Prisons, the Headquarters of Ashanti Region to a quieter environment.
Justice Antwi, 22 years old, is an inmate at the Kumasi Central Prisons. His addiction for marijuana had cost him his appetite and for the past four months in custody, he has not had any perfect meal served at the prisons. The young man had just completed Senior High School but for some reason joined the elder brother to do some menial job as labourers at a construction site.
A two-term convicted fraudster, Agyeman Duah has been sharing some horrifying experiences from the Kumasi Central Prisons. His description of the holding facility for convicted persons is that of a "hell on earth." He disclosed in an interview with Crime Check Foundation, that the facility shouldn’t be acknowledged as a prison for human beings, adding that “even animals could hardly survive in there”.
Samuel Boadu, aged 26, has been imprisoned at the Kumasi Central Prisons for defrauding people including cocoa farmers, property owners and many others. His very last criminal activity was with a 41-year-old man at Ejisu Abenase, where they disguised themselves as revenue collectors. He was unlucky with this and was arrested.
I once visited Kumasi Central Prisons and saw this huge man, a well built man, a very handsome man. When I saw him, I thought he was the Prison's warden. I quickly went to him to ask him some questions. It was there that I realised he was also a prisoner. I was awowed to the core. In my mind I expected Prisoners to be hard core criminals whose face looked wretched and wanting to die. But this man just gave me the surprise of my life. At this time, I was interested to know how and why he came to Prison. He took