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#1 Old 09-05-2007, 06:59 AM
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"We don't have dumb bells here. We don't have weights. We have dancing," prison overseer Byron Garcia told CNN.



And dance they do. Every able-bodied prisoner -- about 1,500 of them -- must dance. If they refuse, they lose certain privileges, mostly conjugal visits. Sometimes, the dancing occupies up to five hours a day. Garcia rejects claims he's abusing the prisoners' rights by forcing them to dance so many hours a day.



He says it gives them a renewed sense of worth and confidence, breaking them of their violent ways. He is convinced his prison is a model for prison authorities everywhere, an example of how to crack the plague of violent prison gangs.



"These men learned they can dance and still be men," he says. "It makes them work together, it makes them exercise and they learn self-esteem.



"They no longer feel like lowly criminals." A smile breaks his face. "Now," he says, "they feel like celebrity criminals."



http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/asiapc...tml#cnnSTCText



Could the rest of the world learn something from this?
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#2 Old 09-05-2007, 07:26 AM
 
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That's just......odd.



Filipino prisoners jammin to Thriller. Oh my.



Why are some of them wearing nun's habits?



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Plus, I gotta say, I feel a bit sorry for the dude who has to play the girl.

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#4 Old 09-05-2007, 07:53 AM
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Yyyyyyyyy M C A, Yyyyyyyy M C A!
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Plus, I gotta say, I feel a bit sorry for the dude who has to play the girl.



He's a transexual.
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#6 Old 09-05-2007, 12:47 PM
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dancing 5 hours a day who would have energy for a conjugal visit?
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