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Subject: Philippine jailhouse rocks to Thriller

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/07 at 6:54 am

An unusual physical fitness regime at a jail in the Philippines has attracted worldwide attention on the video sharing website, YouTube.

A clip of hundreds of prisoners in orange uniforms dancing to Michael Jackson's song Thriller has been watched more than 1.3 million times.

The routine is the brainchild of Byron Garcia, a security consultant for the Cebu provincial government.

He said it had helped "drastically" improve inmate behaviour.

And two former inmates have since become dancers.

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Subject: Re: Philippine jailhouse rocks to Thriller

Written By: NbC on 07/28/07 at 6:54 am

Amazing how he was able to teach all those inmates to do such a complicated dance routine.  (complicated to me)  The guy in the white blouse is hilarious. 

What ever will boast moral and ease aggression is a good thing.  I mean we have to accept the fact that many of the inmates currently in jail will be released sooner or later.  Wouldn't we want them to be released with a better attitude and outlook. I know I would. 

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