Crime Check has rescued a man who was ‘unjustly’ sent to jail for two years after he stole 8 fowls.
Through the intervention of the NGO, the man has been set free after his fine was paid. Crime Check is an NGO that sensitises the public to the dangers of crime through the screening of Life in Prison documentaries in schools, churches, mosques, communities and other trouble spots in Ghana.
The official Facebook page of the foundation shared the sad story as seen below;
“8 fowls = 2years in jail. Much as we should all not condone crime, Kwame Adra could have been desilting the gutters if we had a Non-Custodial Law in place. He lost his mum at an early age and had to bear the hatred of a stepmother.
He wouldn’t also go to school because he believes he is not good enough to waste his time listening to a teacher. Many Kwame Adras around but prison should not be a quick option for all these Petty Offenders when politicians use technicalities in court to delay their trial after stealing huge sums of money from the public purse.
We paid his fine and got him released under our Ex-convict Reintegration Project and warned him to sin no more.”