Jail Tries Coercing Inmates to Get Vaccinated by Offering Them This Popular Prison Item
Well, this beats about all that I’ve ever seen.
For months now we’ve seen the effort from the Democrats to try and coerce people into taking the vaccine by offering them an array of things like money, “freedom”, and even marijuana, but the most recent coercion tactic that was just put presented is by far the most pitiful attempt that I’ve seen yet.
Well, apparently prisoners need to be vaccinated against the virus just as much as anyone else. This has been puzzling to me because prisoners are locked up away from society, yet they somehow need their vaccinations.
I understand how they could come to this conclusion, but honestly, if they would run things a little bit better, they could avoid this entirely.
So what could they offer prisoners to entice them to get their vaccinations. Well, that’s where the program “Soup for Shots” comes into play. Staff at the Benton County Jail in Washinton offered inmates packs of Ramen noodles to get their vaccines.
Yes, that’s right…noodles. Packs of noodles that cost pennies.
On Sunday, the jail said it expected to distribute 900 packets of noodle soup to 90 inmates by Monday, according to Scott Souza, chief of corrections for the Benton County Corrections Department.
“We’re doing everything we can do to incentivize vaccination and we are getting outstanding response,” Souza told The Olympian.
Posters around the jail reportedly advertise the new vaccine incentive and note that the prize only applies to an inmate’s first shot.
“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!!!” the posters read, along with a large photo of ramen noodles.
Jail staff reportedly chose ramen noodles as the incentive to get the shot because the packages are one of the jail’s most popular commissary items.