Prison Break

This is totally bizarre, beautiful and amazing at the same time. Check out this video of inmates at the Philippines’ Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center reenacting Michael Jackson’s Thriller video. They are so dead on. I have no idea if this is considered punishment or if these prisoners are in jail for being stuck in the 80’s. Either way, I love it.

Okay, after I learned that this is forced exercise, I have mixed feelings about it. For some reason though, I can’t imagine this not being fun to do for the prisoners… but that could just be me being very naive. This prison warden is definitely out there.

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  1. Wow… This is by far the awesomest YouTube thing I’ve ever seen.  It gives me a movie idea.
    Where the heck do you find this stuff?  (I mean, aside from the obvious answer)

  2. Okay, that’s a little freaky. But did you see the freakiest news yet? W’s undergoing a colonoscopy tomorrow, so he’s ceding power for a few hours to you know who.

  3. at first i didn’t believe this video was real, as in, the whole thing were real inmates, real prison, cause not only they danced well, choreographing this dance was dead on, and it was done for video taping, which also meant it was well directed by people who knew what they were doing.  and i doubted prison wardens in the Philippines can do things that they teach here at schools of film & theater, so they must have hired professionals to just do this video, who knows…
    it’s still sick when i read stuff going on in prison there, hope the system will change and people will be treated humanly, everywhere in the world.

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