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

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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.

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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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