Sunday, July 6, 2008

Doin' time - in rhythm. HOW GREAT IS THIS???

I had to post this. In case you haven't seen this already - it's one of the most intelligent and humane things I've ever seen. The Director of the Philippino CPDRC prison has decided that his inmates will benefit more than mindlessly walking in circles round the yard if they learn to... dance. They've got the choreography to 'Thriller' totally nailed. And if you Youtube them you'll see their other choreographies too. Sure as hell beats sewing mail sacks and I'd be interested in reading about the long term effects on these people. I can't help thinking that you must feel less of a social outcast when you see a video of yourself doing this. HumaneDonds for whoever had the idea...

5 comments:

Shoegazer said...

So this is what's meant by cruel & unusual punishment.

FP said...

Pithy... very pithy.

Shoegazer said...

Sorry, couldn't resist. *Serious face on* Did hear of some US jail (Texas, maybe) letting convicts work on a horse ranch, breaking in wild horse, as part of their rehabilitation; & the program has been very successful.

FP said...

Yeah, there was a documentary on about that the other night. I missed it , unfortunately. I'm all for the idea in principle except that it would be a splendid jailbreak - galloping off into the suset..!!!

Shoegazer said...

Yeah, the guards just wanted an excuse to get a posse together, like in the good old days. Yea Hah!