Students of the Faculty of Law have embarked on an educational tour to the Ghana Prison Service. The visit to the Nsawam Medium Security Prison in the Eastern Region forms part of course requirements by the Faculty.
The tour of the facility provided the opportunity for the student lawyers to interact with inmates and security personnel while acquainting themselves with the ‘real experience’ within the country’s prisons.
The over 100 students, led by Ms Mavis Ekua Kwainoe, Criminal law lecturer and assisted by their Faculty Officer, Mrs Leticia Akyeampong, toured both the male and female wards of the Prison.
It is expected that the exposure given to the students will further enhance their understanding of the criminal justice system and aid them in making sound judgement in their professional practice.
The students at the end of the tour donated some assorted items to the inmates. The items included assorted drinks, loaves of bread, bottled water and some toiletries.
The Management of the facility thanked the staff and students of the Faculty for demonstrating “such human feeling towards the inmates.” They said the gesture by the University will go a long way to improve the daily upkeep of the prisoners.