Chief Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Prisons Service Courage Atsem has stated that Akuapem Poloo might spend 60 days in prison instead of 90 days as given by the court provided she behaves herself.
People convicted of non-first-degree felonies, he said, are eligible for a one-third remission sentence and the actress qualifies for this.
Speaking on Starr FM with Naa Dedei Tettey, Mr Atsem said“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”
He added that the probability for the actress to be considered and qualified for one-term remission is high.
“The point is those offences that do not attract one-third remission are what we term as first-degree felony, so once it is not a first degree felony, and it falls under misdemeanor, then the probability that you qualified for one-third remission is high,” he added.
He further stated that “the officer in charge of 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 a good behavior. Going by that means that she (Akuapem Poloo) will serve 60 days out of 90 days.”