Did you know? A recent study found that ramen noodles have replaced cigarettes as the most popular underground currency in the prison economy.
While the study’s findings may be shocking to some, former inmate and Prison Ramen co-author Gustavo “Goose” Alvarez says it will not come as a surprise to anyone who has spent time in prison. While incarcerated, Alvarez and other prisoners took pride in creating new and inventive ways to serve the valued commodity. For some of these recipes, and more stories from behind bars, check out Prison Ramen here.
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