Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Viral Video: Dancing Prison Inmates

What do prison inmates do each day? Of course, it depends on what country you are talking about - could be everything from being on a "frequent flyer program" and being water boarded (thinking of the Getmo Prison inmates) to sitting home and watching TV (thinking of the sentences handed out here in Canada which are served - believe it or not- in your own home).

For the most part though, in the developed countries, I imagine a day in the life is probably pretty boring and much like the TV drama Prison Break - minus the McGiver style plotting and tunnelling. As the quote goes, idle hands are the devil's playthings, so keeping inmates busy is a good thing. Even better if it involves exercise, recreation and teamwork. The Cebu Prison in the Philippines has found a way to make that happen and the trend is catching on at other prisons.

You can read more about the dancing prisoners here, the MSNBC news article. It is interesting to watch the videos and see them do their stuff. I have selected a few to present in this blog.  It is easy to see how these Videos went as they say "viral".    I have selected a few of the better ones - they are really quite great to watch. 

If you really like what you see below, you can be a Facebook fan of "The CPDRC Dancing Inmates".  If you are planning a trip to the Philippines, you can drop by and visit (really). Maybe catch a live performance. Go here to find out more.

The first video below Michael Jackson's Thriller, is the original Dancing Inmates You Tube and last I checked it had over 40 million views.

This next video is a documentary providing background footage of the inmates and interviews with them whilst they go about preparing for their next production.

I chose a couple of the other videos which are available by the Dancing Prison Inmates of Cebu. 


1 comment:

  1. Interesting post. I hadn't heard of dancing prison inmates.


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