The recent sentence meted out to Akuapem-Poloo, a Ghanaian actress was met with mixed emotions.
She was given a sentence of 90 days for circulating on social media, a picture of herself and her son in which she was nude.
She leaves behind her seven-year-old son.
Her sentence brings to the fore the debate on using alternatives to incarceration (jail term) for adult offenders, especially first-time offenders. This would certainly depend on the offence committed.
Mothers and fathers who get jailed leave behind their children and these children become vulnerable; exposed to the ills of society.
Family Based Care Alliance (FaBCA) joins its voice with that of other like-minded organizations to advocate for alternatives to custodial sentencing.
FaBCA also advocates that her son is given trauma counseling and that parents should be responsible towards their children.
Source: Family Based Care Alliance
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