A South-Central Washington state jail is currently offering incentives of Top Ramen Noodles packages to inmates that receive a covid vaccination shot!
The program ‘Soup for Shots’ began earlier this month at Benton County Jail on August 1st and has already provided 900 packages of soup to 90 out of roughly 360 inmates.
According to the Olympian, the soups are provided to inmates that sign up for their first COVID shot.
Reports read that Ramen Noodles was voted as the top commissary item for inmates which helped officials to forward the cost friendly program.
“To encourage and support COVID vaccination efforts, the Benton County Department of Corrections will be providing each inmate that starts their vaccination series with 10 FREE RAMEN NOODLE SOUPS!!!” reads posters around the Kennewick, Washington located jail.
Sources have confirmed that any inmate, no matter how long their stay, is eligible for the program if they have not been immunized yet.
“We’re doing everything we can do to incentivize vaccination and we are getting outstanding response,” says chief of corrections for the Benton County Corrections Department Scott Souza.