An NGO reported that prisoners facing the death penalty were sometimes kept in solitary confinement for decades and concluded that a number of these prisoners had become mentally ill as a result but that requests for mental health records of death-row inmates were summarily denied.
NGOs continued to report that prison management regularly abused the rules on solitary confinement.
In some institutions, clothing and blankets were insufficient to protect inmates against cold weather.
Most prison facilities did not provide heating during nighttime hours in winter despite freezing temperatures, exposing inmates to a range of preventable ailments and medical conditions.
On March 22, a Ghanaian man being deported from the country died aboard an airplane prior to take-off while in handcuffs.The exploitation of foreign trainees remained a problem.RESPECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS Section 1 Respect for the Integrity of the Person, Including Freedom From: a.Prison and Detention Center Conditions Prison conditions generally met international standards.However, several facilities were overcrowded and lacked sufficient heating in the winter or air conditioning in the summer.
The government continued to deny death-row inmates and their families information about the date of execution.