14 inmates discharged under Justice for All Programme
| Updated Jul 16, 2018 at 11:23am
Fourteen inmates at the Sunyani Prisons have been discharged after their cases were heard by the in-prison mobile court sitting.
The Chairman of the National Remand Review Task Force, Justice Clemence Honyenugah is however not happy with some policeman and investigators who refuse to cooperate with the Justice For all Programme.
According Justice Honyenugah, the behaviour of these men in uniform, defeats the purpose of the programme, which is to provide justice to remand prisoners.
The JFAP was established in 2007 to help reduce overcrowding in the country’s system and also provide justice for remand prisoners whose trial had stalled or were yet to commence even though they had spent years in custody.
It is being done under the joint auspices of the Judicial Service, the Attorney-General’s Department, the Ghana Prisons and Police Services and civil society organisations.
The programme involves the setting up of special courts at the prisons where the cases of prisoners whose cases meet the criteria of the programme are reviewed.