Some inmates of the Nsawam Medium Prisons are calling for the immediate removal of the leadership of the prison Officers who have been assigned to manage the facility.
According to the inmates, if their pleas are not adhered to by the authorities in charge, then they would have no option to address their grievance than to embark on a massive demonstration in the prison yard which will be very difficult for anybody to control them.
The inmates contend that they are bent on triggering their option since the leadership of the prisons has for some time now been treating them unfairly.
Some of the inmates allege that some of the prison officers have been snatching their wives from them when they come around for a visit.
“One of the in-charge officers (name withheld) has been exchanging telephone numbers with our wives when they come around to visit us. He will then call to propose to them and will end up telling them all manner of things. Most of us here, our marriages are on the rocks because of these officers.
They are supposed to be professionals but their actions have proven otherwise. The authorities have to change them immediately”, one of the inmates who pleaded anonymity said last Saturday, September 29, 2018.
Another inmate who also wants to remain anonymous told this portal that what some of the officers have allegedly in recent times resorted to dividing any food item their visitors bring to them into two, give them half and orders the visitors to return the other half home.
“They are not giving us good food and when your visitor brings you food from the house, they will order for the food to be divided into two and give you half. On Thursday, September 27, 2018, one of my family members from the Brong Ahafo Region visited me. She brought along some food but was ordered to divide the food item into two and return half home. The other half which was allowed into the yard and was supposed to be given to me also lost at the visitor’s room. The ordeal we are going through must stop”, he also added.
To the inmates, they have endured these “unfortunate incidents” for some time now but cannot allow it to go on again.
Therefore, the earlier the in-charge officers are changed the better else they will embark on the demonstration for the world to know what they are going through.