November 14, 2013 – UN expert, Juan Mendez, called for Ghana to do more to protect prisoners and the mentally ill, according to GhanaWeb. After a week-long visit, Mr. Mendez talked in a press conference about the conditions he found in the prayer camps of Nyakumasai and Edumfa, and what he described as inhumane treatment of psychiatric patients. Mr. Mendez admitted that he found the psychiatric hospitals to be underfunded and under-equipped though the staff is self-motivated. His report on this visit will be released in February. Read the article here.