Ramen noodles ‘are most valuable US prison commodity’, study finds

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  • Ramen noodles have overtaken tobacco to become the most valuable commodity in US prisons, a new study says.
  • US states spent about $48.5bn (£37bn) on prisoners in 2010, 5.6% less than in 2009, according to the US Bureau of Prisons.
  • Mr Gibson-Light said staff and inmates at the prison he visited said the amount of food being provided had decreased steadily over decades and warned the shift could have serious implications.

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Ramen noodles have overtaken tobacco to become the most valuable commodity in US prisons, a new study says.


Ramen noodles ‘are most valuable US prison commodity’, study finds