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BREAKING: Akufo-Addo grants amnesty to 808 prisoners to curb spread of covid-19

President Akufo Addo has granted presidential amnesty to 808 prisoners upon recommendation from the Prisons Council Service and in consultation with the Council of State. A statement from the Prisons Service Thursday said the President exercised his powers under Article 72 of the 1992 Constitution and in consultation with the Council of State.

 

The freed prisoners range from first-time offenders, seriously ill inmates, very old prisoners among others.

See the breakdown in the release below:

 

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