Seriously Funny- Jailhouse Rock

                                                                     

In Cebu, Philippines, the prisoners are required to dance -everyday. We’re talking choreographed, MTV style dance. The jail these prisoners are in is the equivalent of our Sing Sing prison in New York, or any of our other ‘worst of the worst’ prisons. 70% of the prisoners have been deemed ‘high security risk’. Rapist, mass murders and drug dealers dancing along to Micheal Jackson’s ‘Thriller’.

 The prison overseer thought that compulsory marching exercises to music might help break the gang leaders’ hold. It worked. Choreography followed. Seems like it is working- not one incident of violence in the past 16 months. 

To see what I am talking about, check this video out –

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMnk7lh9M3o

For the story behind the video, click here:

http://www.cnn.com/exchange/blogs/in.the.field/2007/08/together-in-electric-dreams.html

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