As officials have been trying to persuade people to get a full vaccination against COVID-19, many cities have launched many initiatives, and these initiatives have also entered prisons.
According to OlympianLater, the staff of Benton County Prison put forward the idea of providing prisoners with 10 packs of free ramen noodles to help encourage prisoners to be vaccinated. This app is called “Soups for Shots”. Benton County Correctional Services Commissioner of Corrections, Scott Souza, said that as of Monday, the prison will distribute 900 packets of noodles to 90 inmates.
At the beginning of this month, they began to promote the plan throughout the prison. Suza said: “We are doing everything we can to incentivize vaccination and have received a good response.” All prisoners can get 10 packs of noodles for free, no matter they are in prison. The length of time in there, as long as they have not been vaccinated.
Posters around the prison publicized the offer, “In order to encourage and support the COVID vaccination work, the Benton County Correctional Department will provide 10 free ramen soup for each prisoner who starts the vaccination series!!!”
Souza added that the prison has shared their initiative with other prisons in the state.
As we are Before According to reports, on Monday, Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine was announced as the first vaccine approved by the FDA. They declared that the vaccine meets the government’s “rigorous” standards for emergency use and overall safety and effectiveness.
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TSR Staff: Jade Ashley @Jade_Ashley94