PRO of Prisons Service, has revealed that Ghanaian socialite, Rosemond Brown, aka Akuapem Poloo may instead of serving her 90-days jail term may serve up to 60 days in prison if she behaves well in jail.
Akuapem Poloo was giving the sentence today, Friday, April 16, 2021, by an Accra circuit court to spend 90-days (3 months) in prison over naked pictures with her 7-year-old son.
The social media celebrity/actress is currently in not serving her jail terms as she is still in police custody, awaiting for her Covid-19 test results.
Her lawyer has however filed an appeal for bail, which is pending and is expected to be heard on Wednesday by the High Court.
The Chief Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Prisons Service Courage Atsem, speaking to Starr FM’s Naa Dedei Tettey on Monday, April 19th, 2021, said persons convicted for non-first degree felony offences are qualified for what he described as one-third remission sentence.
“There is what we call one-third remission and some offences that qualify one to be given one-third remission of the sentence. What this means is that, if your offence is the type that qualifies you to be given one-third remission then your total sentence is computed and a third of it is deducted and you do the two-third.
“So, for instance if you say three months, then quickly if you do the calculator, one-third of it would be a month out of three months. So, it means that if your offence is the type that qualifies you to be granted one-third remission then you will be doing two-thirds of the total sentence of what you referred to as the prisons calenders.”
When asked if the 90 days jail terms handed to Akuapem Poloo qualified her for the one-third remission, below was what the PRO said.
“The point is, those offences that do not attract one-third remission are what we term as the first-degree felony, so once it is not a first-degree felony, and it falls under misdemeanour, then the probability that you qualified for one-third remission is high.”
“There is some that are earned on good conduct and service industry.”
“The officer in charge or the Director-General of Prisons has the rights to withhold that remission that you are entitled to if you do not conduct yourself properly or you do not show service industry while in custody.”
“She can qualify for the one-third remission if she puts up the good behavior. Going by that means that she (Akuapem Poloo) will serve 60 days out of 90 days.”
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