Ramen Noodles Overtake Tobacco as Prison Currency

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Ramen noodles are overtaking tobacco as the most popular currency in U.S. prisons, says a study reported by The Guardian. Michael Gibson-Light, a University of Arizona doctoral candidate, found the decline in quality and quantity of food available in prisons due to cost-cutting has made ramen noodles a valuable commodity. “[Ramen] is easy to get and it’s high in . . .

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