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Ghana urged to meet international prison standards

Headline Title:  Ghana urged to meet international prison standards 25 April 2012 Ghana's prisons are rundown, overcrowded and in need of urgent reform with prisoners facing conditions which do not meet international standards, Amnesty International said today in a new report "Prisoners are bottom of the pile": Human rights of inmates in Ghana.Based on research carried out by Amnesty International in 2011, the report documents the problems of overcrowding, inadequate infrastructure and sanitation, insufficient food and health problems in prisons in Ghana. Prison overcrowding is acute…

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