Why ramen is so valuable in prison

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Nick Haines
Nick Haines - Πριν 8 ώρες
Someone should go bring a huge box of ramen into prison and crash the economy 😈
alejoeisabel - Πριν 11 ώρες
With one billion less people than China, the United States has 2.3 million prisoners and China has 1.5 million prisoners. So much for the land of the "free".
Y Liang
Y Liang - Πριν 12 ώρες
Try out Prima Taste Laska Wholewheat. Thank me later.
Norma Velarde
Norma Velarde - Πριν 13 ώρες
It’s also expensive
Wander Bear
Wander Bear - Πριν 18 ώρες
59 cents?! Where the hell are you shopping?! Ramen costs 11 cents here lol
M.V.P. - Πριν 22 ώρες
Tay-k and 6ix9 are probably Ramen dealers rn;)
Aryan Jaiswal
Aryan Jaiswal - Πριν 22 ώρες
Effect of Naruto 🤔
sondre holm
sondre holm - Πριν ημέρα
Fueled By Ramen
Michelle Brown
Michelle Brown - Πριν ημέρα
I hate those companies. They often sell them to the prisoners for $1 a pack. Which is ridiculous. They can't eat the food there so of course they will buy ramen.
Pwet Ko
Pwet Ko - Πριν ημέρα
Hmmm if I trade 3 ramen for ten dollars I have more profit
lucyMilena - Πριν ημέρα
See guys stay away from crimes 🤣
Capri Meyer
Capri Meyer - Πριν ημέρα
When I was in jail I would break the ramen in half and have it for a snack mid morning and mid afternoon. But it’s expensive in jail
Ramen a pack was 1.75
Frack Tack
Frack Tack - Πριν 2 ημέρες
The one who control the ramen,control the world.
Judge Dredd
Judge Dredd - Πριν 2 ημέρες
I give my inmates goop and that’s all they get.
Oppressed Media
Oppressed Media - Πριν 2 ημέρες
Ramen is disgusting so I'm just not gonna break the law
thetedmang - Πριν 2 ημέρες
Let me guess, because Trump amiright?
FU Vox.
ABushInDisguise - Πριν 2 ημέρες
There is also a bunch of ways to prepare it in prison.
D J - Πριν 2 ημέρες
UndeadBug - Πριν 2 ημέρες
Ramen is more important than booty
XxProllyYoSistaXx And more
XxProllyYoSistaXx And more - Πριν 2 ημέρες
Who else is eating ramen noodles while watching this 🤣
GOD420CRUSH 805 - Πριν 3 ημέρες
Ramen is poison!
Jordan Mcallister
Jordan Mcallister - Πριν 3 ημέρες
Naruto just got arrested
Alqadri - Πριν 3 ημέρες
Kajiit will trade 2 ramen pkg for 25 caps

then agian, ramen is life
Roger Babin
Roger Babin - Πριν 3 ημέρες
Sad video.
I get that people in prison might be rapists, murders, sex traffickers and just the worst the world has to offer...but they still deserve to eat a sufficient meal and be treated as human beings. This food shortage/maggot thing is just wrong.
Coconutpeachaaa._. - Πριν 3 ημέρες
I wish it was more healthier tho if it’s substituting other foods or if it’s just making more of a daily food. My parents don’t like me eating it because of all the chemicals and the process to preserve it which makes it really unhealthy
ajdin omeragic
ajdin omeragic - Πριν 3 ημέρες
Yea mom I want 50 packs of ramen. No I am not insane that stuf is worth lick 5$ in prison per pack !
TheLegendAX 99
TheLegendAX 99 - Πριν 3 ημέρες
I literally thought that Brooklyn nine nine made this up for the prison episode😂😂😂 I didn't realize that it was a real thing
Jillian Angel
Jillian Angel - Πριν 4 ημέρες
They feed full grown men in prison the little school lunches they give to pre schoolers.
Ral Quo
Ral Quo - Πριν 4 ημέρες
Naruto will have a good time in jail 😂
Арчи Барбос
Арчи Барбос - Πριν 5 ημέρες
I dont actually believe in any of this trash....
ElbigboY - Πριν 5 ημέρες
100% True
Sk0lzkiy - Πριν 5 ημέρες
This guy could probably make a degree on economics real fast, all the research is basically done already :D
Jumbo - Πριν 5 ημέρες
Food per student: $1.50
Prisoner: $1.77
Ch Pe
Ch Pe - Πριν 5 ημέρες
Because Kali Muscle eats 12 of them a day.
loki lastname
loki lastname - Πριν 5 ημέρες
Ay I got two trays for a bag of chips and soups
Dimentive - Πριν 5 ημέρες
I don’t like ramen.
Daxlaxx - Πριν 5 ημέρες
anything from the commissary is cash
Chris Pell Bois
Chris Pell Bois - Πριν 5 ημέρες
this video was interesting , but what shocked me the most is an inmate complaining about the food that's given in prison isn't enough to live on , well duh …. you're not suppose to be able to eat more than a free man/women ...
Penguinlover 2k19
Penguinlover 2k19 - Πριν 5 ημέρες
This sounds fake
Or just weird I don't know
Joxspice - Πριν 5 ημέρες
TAY-K is definitely eating good noodles everyday😂😂
CheezyDrool - Πριν 5 ημέρες
I thought it would be condoms being valuable in prison because of all the buttsex they must get.
Lydomina - Πριν 6 ημέρες
We don't have a food problem here at Monroe, do we?
Lydomina - Πριν 6 ημέρες
Maruchan Ramen > Nissin Top Ramen
Codeine tears
Codeine tears - Πριν 6 ημέρες
7 seconds into the video and i went to make me 2 bags of ramen just to flex on inmates
Gecko o
Gecko o - Πριν 6 ημέρες
So... they control the price of ramen in the same way that the united states controls the price of gold, holy shut, that would be great if they weren't, you know, in jail.
DARRYL P DUNCAN - Πριν 6 ημέρες
Ramen soups are available in all Federal Prisons for 30 Cents each. The food there is so tampered with by the inmate cooks that many live all their Time on these soups. They value only 25 Cents each on the compounds when used in trade. You may take a Chili Flavor pack from a soup and sprinkle it over your popcorn for a unique taste. Many people eat them dry, like potato chips. I keep cases of them now here in the Free World. In the prisons we had Texas Beef flavor which I liked best but here in Fayetteville TN where I live they only have Beef. The Texas Beef has those seeds to make them hot tasting. There in the prisons average jobs pay only $12,50 a month for those without a GED and this covers the entire amount of money you have for your hygiene and other needs, so you will want an easily affordable food because the prisons Lock Down whenever there is a fight. A lockdown may last 1-3 months of just being trapped within your own cell and eating just the paper sack meals served then. Those sacks contain a bologna sandwich and a small package of cookies. The greatest want of all prisoners is coffee, even the people who do not drink it. During a Lockdown people like me will put $30.00 into your account for a single $2.00 bag of coffee. The soups you will always already have.
Looking at who supplies the products sold in the Commissary's, the peoples who have a hand in owning the prisons and/or stock in those products , you will find George Bush Sr. at the top of that list. You will find that most products sold come from the Keefe Corporation and that the Bush's have a hand in that ownership too. You will find many of the most wealthy and influential peoples of Society have a hand in the products sold to all prisoners.
West Kennemer
West Kennemer - Πριν 6 ημέρες
My sister eats ramen because she likes it :)
Jason Williams
Jason Williams - Πριν 6 ημέρες
Doesn't this just show how 3rd world the US justice system is?
STAN-LEE -SAM - Πριν 6 ημέρες
James Suber
James Suber - Πριν 6 ημέρες
INMATE 1:yo man hit me up with that hat
INMATE 2:sure that will be 2 top ramens
INMATE 1:"passes ramen"
INMATE 2:dude thats 3
INMATE 1:can you give me the change
INMATE 2:ok here is your 1 ramen and 48 noodles enjoy
FreedomSlaves - Πριν 6 ημέρες
Cause you starve locked up with out store.
Devin Lin
Devin Lin - Πριν 7 ημέρες
a prison make their meals .56 cents
and ramen sometimes only cost .56 cents
why cant they just give them ramen?
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler - Πριν 7 ημέρες
Its really bad for you if you eat it will cause early death and health problems.
SILENCE - Πριν 6 ημέρες
uhhh boring
ScreenName - Πριν 7 ημέρες
Fun fact aramark provides my old uni residence food
Hummingbird Journey
Hummingbird Journey - Πριν 7 ημέρες
Wow food reavels the wealth of a society even in prison
Zzygyy - Πριν 6 ημέρες
Barter system
macsnafu - Πριν 7 ημέρες
Gee, it's like a commodity used for indirect exchange is money. Imagine that. And the value of that currency is determined by the subjective value the prisoners place on it. Wow. If Vox isn't careful, they may have to reluctantly admit to some important but basic principles of economics.
Jason - Πριν 7 ημέρες
Even trash western brand ramen can go for $2 in prison. Doesn't that mean that good asian brand ramens can go for $4 at the least?
Zzygyy - Πριν 6 ημέρες
They don't sell quality ramen in comisary
azurequincy - Πριν 7 ημέρες
Booty is more important than Ramen .
oceso - Πριν 7 ημέρες
its literally like money in prison, because you can use it as money. insightful insight
Fact: Beagles Are Best
Fact: Beagles Are Best - Πριν 7 ημέρες
“It’s literally gold”... no. It not. I hate when people misuse this word.
Ro Ku
Ro Ku - Πριν 7 ημέρες
"Literally" is literally the most overused word.
Dave Lahr
Dave Lahr - Πριν 7 ημέρες
Its like gold in the prison system, but it does not solidify and turn into gold in the prison system........it would be sweet though
Melina Sartorius
Melina Sartorius - Πριν 7 ημέρες
And we actually got decent rations unless your in the hole then you just get a small trey it’s bullshitb
Melina Sartorius
Melina Sartorius - Πριν 7 ημέρες
I did 4 years and I was so sick of ramen... you could get a rack of 24 for like 12 dollars in Oregon
PiJellyPin - Πριν 8 ημέρες
Y'all got any more of those ramen packs?
0 - Πριν 8 ημέρες
Naruto's favourite food
L L - Πριν 8 ημέρες
OMG, I would definitely run the prison if ramen was currency. I bet the DOC would have a limit if what can be sent in though.
Flamin - Πριν 8 ημέρες
In short: ramen is valuable in prisons because prisoners are being underfed. Which is pretty damn awful.
EpicChocolate - Πριν 6 ημέρες
Flamin they get a warm room with food they really should be working for life or execution
Zzygyy - Πριν 6 ημέρες
Given enough food to survive.
Calamity - Πριν 8 ημέρες
There's an economy like this in the video game community for Team Fortress 2.
There are two items in that game, crates and keys. Crates can hold valuable items and crates are randomly given to players systematically, and you can buy a key to open it.
The game also holds a trading system so you can trade weapon-skins and hats. So Keys became an alternate currency over a Hat for a Hat. You get keys by buying them or selling hats for keys, then you use those keys to assist on trading and bargaining for the hats and cosmetics you want.
So instead of just burning pure money on TF2 hats, players used the trade-system provided from Steam to cheapen the cost with this economy.
Mark Juarez
Mark Juarez - Πριν 8 ημέρες
Other than the statistics, I'd say this video is about 50% accurate.
Mark Juarez
Mark Juarez - Πριν 6 ημέρες
I'm sorry, I can't read this.
Jammin Clemmons
Jammin Clemmons - Πριν 6 ημέρες
* *Mrs. Juarez* * - Sisao si, dupe. Šta je taj jebeni pakao? Vi neznani ljudi vjeruju da je sve što vam je hranjeno (kašikom) pročišćeno? Trebalo bi da budeš sramota što te čak zove ljudska bića. Pokajte se! - Idi Amerika i SAD! - Neka vas Hristova sila potresa! Ti i ti ćeš se kupati u sveti vodi, Sada ... odmah, kažem!!
Mark Juarez
Mark Juarez - Πριν 8 ημέρες
Which is pretty accurate considering it was made by people who haven't done time.
yuch1102 - Πριν 9 ημέρες
Why all they eat is maruchan ramen? Get them some shin ramyun
Eureka Akerue
Eureka Akerue - Πριν 9 ημέρες
Hard Boiled
Hard Boiled - Πριν 9 ημέρες
_First step on world domination plans, bring a truck of ramen to a prison and become the ramen king_
Zhi Han Lee
Zhi Han Lee - Πριν 10 ημέρες
Somehow this video reminded me of the difference between Japanese & Korean ramen
Ghastly Gibbus
Ghastly Gibbus - Πριν 10 ημέρες
1.77 dollars per meal? Pfff
In my country, a soldier's meal budget per day is roughly 3 US dollars.
Zzygyy - Πριν 6 ημέρες
Prisoners and soldiers Two different types of people
Topsoil Depletion Awareness (closing the loop)
I am vegan and have a picky diet. What would I eat if I were to go in prison?
puro catio
puro catio - Πριν 6 ημέρες
+Jammin Clemmons what?
Jammin Clemmons
Jammin Clemmons - Πριν 6 ημέρες
+puro catio * *Mrs. Catio* * - Sisao si, dupe. Šta je taj jebeni pakao? Vi neznani ljudi vjeruju da je sve što vam je hranjeno (kašikom) pročišćeno? Trebalo bi da budeš sramota što te čak zove ljudska bića. Pokajte se! - Idi Amerika i SAD! - Neka vas Hristova sila potresa! Ti i ti ćeš se kupati u sveti vodi, Sada ... odmah, kažem!!
puro catio
puro catio - Πριν 8 ημέρες
You would be pretty much screwed. They already underfeed people with normal diets, so i dont think they would go out of their way to accommodate for your diet.
alejandro bermudez
alejandro bermudez - Πριν 10 ημέρες
i held the world record for monkeynuts in TGK a prison in Miami
Gwee Jia Han
Gwee Jia Han - Πριν 10 ημέρες
sniff the powder like a drug. yea you know it. sniff sniff
Phiiiiiiiiiiiii - Πριν 10 ημέρες
0:31 when this guy says a favor, I thought he meant shanking somebody or somethin
Muhd Fikri Saman
Muhd Fikri Saman - Πριν 10 ημέρες
this reminded me of the show Brooklyn Nine Nine
MsDivale - Πριν 10 ημέρες
Base line: USA's prison system is cruel torture and not about rehabilitation.
Jammin Clemmons
Jammin Clemmons - Πριν 6 ημέρες
* *MisterDivale* * - You poo an the kaka comes! ( ? ) ??????? - Sisao si, dupe. Šta je taj jebeni pakao? Vi neznani ljudi vjeruju da je sve što vam je hranjeno (kašikom) pročišćeno? Trebalo bi da budeš sramota što te čak zove ljudska bića. Pokajte se! - Idi Amerika i SAD! - Neka vas Hristova sila potresa! Ti i ti ćeš se kupati u sveti vodi, Sada ... odmah, kažem!!
EpicChocolate - Πριν 6 ημέρες
MsDivale how stupid could you be, most countries criminals receive forced labor or death we treat them way better than they deserve
EpicChocolate - Πριν 6 ημέρες
MsDivale it’s not petty revenge you fucktard
Zzygyy - Πριν 6 ημέρες
+MsDivale revenge? Are you serious? It's called punishment for conviction.
MsDivale - Πριν 6 ημέρες
+Zzygyy If petty revenge is all you can think about, good luck with your reoffending rates :D
Griff Barton
Griff Barton - Πριν 10 ημέρες
Where can I find that book!!!!!?????!???
bigearedmouse17 - Πριν 11 ημέρες
Pot Noodle UK.
the true slav master
the true slav master - Πριν 11 ημέρες
Donald Trump
Donald Trump - Πριν 11 ημέρες
Dealer - Aye you lookin for some quick chickin.
Prisoner - Hommie you know I can only afford that veggie.
Dealer - You loyal I'll pass you a chicken if you can get me an orange.
I just wasted your time can I have a like
Alex Delashmit
Alex Delashmit - Πριν 11 ημέρες
Anyone eating ramen while watching this and reading comments?
Alex Delashmit
Alex Delashmit - Πριν 11 ημέρες
Ramen is just so valuable in general worth more than any gold, silver and saffron.
TerminaMorte - Πριν 11 ημέρες
That food looks too good, I'd like to see it cut for prisoners even further.
juselara02 - Πριν 11 ημέρες
Harper Lewis
Harper Lewis - Πριν 11 ημέρες
What the... WHAT?
muuubiee - Πριν 11 ημέρες
One important factor is that Ramen is eaten, that prevents inflation to some degree.
shane phelan
shane phelan - Πριν 11 ημέρες
in Canadian prisons they feed u pretty well, u can easily gain weight on just 3 meals per day, so much so that many people trade meals for stuff, they have no stores in Canadian prisons, but oddly enough u can order pizza delivery if ur not in Max, strange eh? not yah meals are what people trade for drugs and stuff.....u could get money given to u in prison, mind u this was 15 years ago, so maybe things have changed, I know 1 thing changed after I got out, they stopped allowing smoking cigarette in prison, so now they are like gold IF u can find them, as they are bigger than drugs, so harder to sneak in, mostly only guards give cigarettes
Jammin Clemmons
Jammin Clemmons - Πριν 6 ημέρες
+Zzygyy * *Mrs. Zzygyy* * - ( ? ) -- You poop to, and the kaka brings itself to the stink it had inside you! - Sisao si, dupe. Šta je taj jebeni pakao? Vi neznani ljudi vjeruju da je sve što vam je hranjeno (kašikom) pročišćeno? Trebalo bi da budeš sramota što te čak zove ljudska bića. Pokajte se! - Idi Amerika i SAD! - Neka vas Hristova sila potresa! Ti i ti ćeš se kupati u sveti vodi, Sada ... odmah, kažem!!
Zzygyy - Πριν 6 ημέρες
Tiny country. California larger population than all of Canada
ReyJ - Πριν 12 ημέρες
no, it's not literally gold. you meant it's figuratively gold.
BLAM - Πριν 12 ημέρες
I am glad you touched on the miserable state of institution food. When I was locked up over a decade ago in a California county jail, the meals provided by the jail were nowhere near enough to feed full grown men. A bit before Christmas, one of the COs lost our commissary order forms so our entire block didn't have any extra food over the holidays. Everything turned upside down without ramen! I saw many healthy men spend days just shaking in their bunk due to a lack of food and I saw a few completely lose it. At first there was panic, fights, and even more hustling than usual, but after the remaining commissary ran out, the entire block was completely devoid of life for almost 2 weeks. The last guy with any commissary was making a killing off of just two bags of rice he had stashed. For Christmas that year I stayed in bed most of the day shaking from low blood sugar - at the end of the day I treated myself by licking a spoon of butter with salt on it that I had saved, no joke.
I knew the food they were giving us wasn't healthy or sufficient, but I had no idea how insufficient it was until we had no supplemental food. Oh, and that same institution (which also made food for the juvenile hall nearby) served 'meat' on a regular basis that was clearly marked "NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION."
DivineProvidence - Πριν 12 ημέρες
When I was in high school a police officer visited my class room to talk to us about jail. He asked the whole class who knows what the currency of inmates is? I raised my hand and said ramen! everyone laughed at me and the police officer said no I was wrong it was cigarettes. I'm glad I finally got my due thanks Vox.
Misfit 636
Misfit 636 - Πριν 12 ημέρες
They best be making chi chis yo
Versace Kitties
Versace Kitties - Πριν 12 ημέρες
Ramen sucks
amanita333 - Πριν 12 ημέρες
count the weebs
Songo - Πριν 12 ημέρες
Commissaries should sell other brands of ramen like MAMA and IndoMie. It'd be like higher denominations of currency in there.
cbernier3 - Πριν 12 ημέρες
If you trade your ramen for weed, then what you supposed to eat?
pezit - Πριν 12 ημέρες
American prison system is so disgusting, looks like what I would expect from a very poor country.
pezit - Πριν 6 ημέρες
+EpicChocolate And that's the opinion I would expect of an uneducated person in a poor country.
EpicChocolate - Πριν 6 ημέρες
pezit prisoners don’t deserve any better
Sven Hassel
Sven Hassel - Πριν 12 ημέρες
Why ramen is so valuable in prison?
TeeTee LouKy
TeeTee LouKy - Πριν 8 ημέρες
+Sven Hassel if you listen to the video they answer your question about 100 times! are you slow in comprehending what is being said to you? Or maybe you're just eight or nine years old?
vangrails - Πριν 9 ημέρες
+Sven Hassel I assume that everyone is hungry.
Sven Hassel
Sven Hassel - Πριν 9 ημέρες
+TeeTee LouKy Why though?
TeeTee LouKy
TeeTee LouKy - Πριν 11 ημέρες
Listen to the video! What is wrong with you?