There is often a misconception among the public that prisoners are treated very badly and are not provided with enough food and facilities. At least in Kerala, it is not like that. The famed Gothamb Unda (Wheat Ball) does not find a place in the diet of Kerala’s prisoners anymore. The government tries to ensure healthy food for every inmate.
With breakfast, lunch, evening snacks and dinner, the prisoners are fed four times a day. The government tries to allocate food items with high nutritional value. For those who are physically challenged or need special attention, the government provides a special diet, after consulting with the prison medical officer.