2 Prisoners Out of the 896 Freed By President Mahama REFUSE the Amnesty Saying It’s Harder Outside Prison
Ghana’s President-John Dramani Mahama has granted Amnesty to 896 prisoners—but shockingly 2 of these prisoners say they do not want to leave and prefer to stay in prison.
According to Moses Awuah and Yussif Mohammed who have both already served 4 years out of their 7 and 9 years sentences respectively say, there are no arranged training or jobs out there for them and how does the President expect them to reintegrate into society just like that.
The two say, they got into crime because that was the only way they could make some money to cater for themselves and families and without anything arranged for them, leaving prison would rob them off their daily free food and accommodation which means they would have to turn to stealing and robbery once again for living.
Ghanaian Human Rights advocate-Osei Owusu Nimako has welcomed the president’s granting of Amnesty to prisoners but has also sided with the two prisoners who have refused to leave, saying, just throwing prisoners into a system unmonitored and without any job or training set for them is a recipe for disaster.
For now, it’s not known what the prison authorities will do to these two who have refused to accept the president’s Amnesty.