Why ramen is so valuable in prison
Instant ramen noodles have become like cash among inmates in the US. And behind bars, it can buy you anything.
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Cash is illegal in prisons. And that means everything from tuna to stamps to cigarettes have their own unique value in a trade and barter market.
But ramen has quickly taken over as the most in demand products the prison system offers.
Watch this video to see how ramen took over prison economies and why it’s the default item for trade among inmates.
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