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Title: The Reformatory, Accra
Authors: Adu-Mpiani, Marian
Issue Date: 16-Sep-1996
Series/Report no.: 2375;
Abstract: The turmoil that goes through a person who has been imprisoned before cannot be underemphasised. This is especially so in our country, where due to limited available facilities in relation to the large number of prisoners, petty criminals are sometimes put in cells housing hardened ones. In such cells, the slogan “THE SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST” is the maxim of their in-mates. As such, any person put in these cells undergoes a drastic change in personality, to his relatives and societal attitudes. This change is due to the kind of conditions and situation they have been through and have to endure for the rest of their lives. Such individuals tend to have warped, cynical minds and reasoning, and most often than not, psychiatric problems by the end of their terms of sentence. This makes it imperative that such individuals undergo counseling session that will re-orientate their minds, outlooks on life and calm their inner turmoil’s. The re-orientation of these individuals also includes the rehabilitation of the individuals to enable them interact normally with the society in general and with their families in particular. The above observation reiterates the need for a Rehabilitation and Counseling Centre for Ex-Convicts. This need is made even more urgent by recent publications of lives of sodomy, drug trafficking and wave of violence sweeping through our prisons as well as frequent occurrences of crimes by these exconvicts - who normally attribute their actions to their desire to survive.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Board of Postgraduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture, 1996
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3558
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