With the absence of a Non-Custodial law in Ghana, CCF’s Petty Offenders project has led to the release of many petty offenders jailed for their inability to pay court fines imposed on them.


Crime Check Foundation CCF, a correctional focused NGO, has facilitated the release of 31 year old Richard Ofosu Odame at the Awutu Camp Prison. Mr. Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng, the Executive Director of CCF said the Foundation facilitated the release of the inmate with support from Kwabena and Ekua in the U.S. Odame, a native of […]


Eastern Regional Secretary of the New Patriotic Party, Mr. Jeff Konadu Addo has helped pay the fine of 68year old Charles Boamah Domfeh an inmate at the Awutu Camp Prison. In an interview with crimecheckghana, Mr. Domfeh, a landlord, says out of generosity he gave out one of his rooms to an old woman. According […]


25year old Ekua Naomi who resides in Nsawam in the Eastern Region of Ghana tells crimecheckghana at the Sekondi Female Prison she was pushed into drugs by her wayward boyfriend. She said she had to steal to buy more drugs because of financial difficulties. Naomi was then arrested and convicted to a year in prison […]


Management of Crime Check Foundation (CCF), an NGO through its Petty Offenders Project has paid the court fines of nine inmates of the Koforidua Local Prisons. The gesture was made possible with financial support from a religious group, Makarious Avenue Ministry in East Legon and a philanthropist in the U.S popularly referred to as The […]


Adom is a boy under 18 years who has been sentenced to a two year jail term at the Kumasi Central Prison for allegedly stealing Two thousand Ghana cedis. According to the juvenile, he will turn 15 years in three months’ time.  However “the police man who handled my case falsified my age to be […]

18-year-old jailed for stealing 4 spoons of Milo and 5 pieces of cloth released

Today happens to be the last day Joyce Barnes spends in prison for unlawfully entering her tenant’s room to steal. Joyce, an 18-year-old single mother was jailed for stealing four spoons of Milo and 5 pieces of cloth from her tenant.  The single mother of one was charged by the Swedru Circuit court with unlawfully […]

Update: By-day worker thrown in jail receives help

Akua Afriyie, a single mother of four who was thrown in jail without  fair hearing has received help from Crimecheckfoundation, (CCF) (crimecheckghana). Crimecheckghana few weeks back reported of a by- day worker who was thrown in jail by her pay master when she insisted on getting her 6-months salary arrears paid and in the process broke […]

Two tins of Milo, one cup of sugar; lands man 6-months in prison

27-year-old  Kwabena Awuah is serving a 6-months term imprisonment for stealing two tins of milk and a cup of sugar. Awuah, a trotro mate from Mankranso in the Ashanti Region said he was lured by friends to steal from a nearby provision shop. “A friend of mine lured me into it, it was my first […]

‘I was not allowed to talk in court’ – ‘By-day worker’ cries

Akua Afriyie, a single mother of four is lamenting for hurriedly been thrown into jail without fair hearing.  According to her, she was not granted an opportunity in court to tell her side of the story and was swiftly thrown behind bars.  Narrating her ordeal in an interview with crimecheckghana, Akua Afriyie said ‘I worked […]

I didn’t get my share of the stolen money, but was given 15yrs – Gang leader cries

A 17-year-old gang leader is lamenting for not getting a dime from a loot he led yet serving a 15years term imprisonment. Richard Adarkwa in an interview with Crimecheckghana said, he thinks he does not deserve a 15-years term imprisonment since he did not get his share of the stolen money. “I am not a […]