Instant ramen noodles are often looked upon with scorn as cheap food for starving college kids.
But as a new book points out, those noodles are like gold for people in prison.
Gustavo "Goose" Alvarez spent more than a decade locked up on a weapons charge, among others. And during that time, he grew to love ramen noodles. Along with a childhood friend, Clifton Collins Jr., he put together a new book of recipes called Prison Ramen: Recipes And Stories From Behind Bars.