The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo has reportedly granted Amnesty to a total of 808 deserving prisoners upon a suggestion of the Prisons Service Council and in consultation with the Council of state.
The 808 prisoners were pardoned by the kind courtesy of President Akufo-Addo in accordance with Article 72 (3) of the Ghana Constitution to grant Amnesty to at least Eight Hundred and Eight (808) convict prisoners.
The categories of convicts affected areas below
A. first offenders
B. Seriously ill
C. Inmates on death row to be commuted to life imprisonment
D. Inmates serving a life sentence to have the sentence commuted to 20 years definite term
E. Very old prisoners (7O years and above)
The first offenders totaling 753 who have served half of their sentences, eleven/11 seriously ill prisoners and three/3 aged (very old) prisoners are to be released outright,
However. seven/7 prisoners on death row would have their sentences commuted to life imprisonment. while four prisoners serving a life sentence will be commuted to twenty/20 years definite term