Canteen contractors and police forcing substandard food on inmates

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Sources revealed on Monday that inmates of Adiala Central Jail are being provided substandard food.

According to the sources, the prisoners can only buy food and daily use items from the jail’s canteen. Taking advantage of this situation, the canteen’s contractor has been selling low quality food and allegedly, they have the police’s complicity.

According to a human rights organization called Global Foundation, some inmates on the condition of anonymity informed them in a letter that the jail canteen’s contractor has been duping them. They said that the jail administration forced them to buy substandard and over priced meat, cold drinks, rice and other food items from the canteen and did not allow goods that their visitors brought them inside the jail.

The prisoners appealed to the Punjab chief minister and Jails inspector general to take effective steps to end this exploitation.