Crime & Punishment of Tue, 16 Oct 20184
Build courts in prisons, we will be there to administer justice - Sophia Akuffo
Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo says it will be prudent for government to consider building courts in the various prisons in the country.
According to her, Judges will not hesitate to visit such facilities when built to administer justice instead of transporting inmates to the courts all the time.
“The building of court is an executive matter, particularly courts inside prisons, so, while we all see the need for more, I would like to suggest that, at least, going forward, we want to see some cooperation with the executive in the construction of these courts” she said.
“Not only that, but I would also like to recommend that if it’s decided, we build any new prisons, the design must incorporate court services, full-scale court services, you build it, we will be there to administer justice”.
She said during the inauguration of a Special High Court cited in the Kumasi Central Prisons, to adjudicate remand cases and convicts who desire to appeal against their convictions or sentences.