The Sunyani Central Prison is currently overcrowded as the facility meant for 450 inmates is hosting about 927 inmates.
This has led to the spread of some infectious diseases at the facility.
Speaking to the media, the Regional Chaplain of prisons, Rev. Superintendent Gideon Ndebugri, lamented that the current situation, especially in the male ward has resulted in the spread of diseases among inmates in the facility.
To him, the number of inmates this year is practically higher as compared to subsequent years, hence the need to expand the facility to accommodate the pressure.
Meanwhile, the head of Life Line Chapel, Pastor Amos Asamoah, who donated some items to the inmates called on the government and other individuals to help provide the needed equipment to help train the inmates with employable skills.
This, he said will help reduce the burden on the government’s shoulder with regard to unemployment in the country.