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Philippine Prison Inmates’ Incredible Dance to Michael Jackson’s ‘They Don’t Care About Us’ [VIDEO]

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I’ve never been much a fan of the ‘pop-n-lock’ dancing, however, this video is absolutely one of the most incredible things I’ve seen. Prisoners at a maximum security prison in the Philippines dance to Michael Jackson’s “They Don’t Care About Us” in perfect unison. Yes, I did say ‘prisoners’.

While trolling YouTube last night my boyfriend came across this video. I was so captivated by it I had to do a little more research. First off, I found out that I’m way behind. These guys have been doing this since 2007.

The warden of the prison, Byron F. Garcia, decided to add exercise to the daily routine of the prisoners to keep them physically and emotionally fit. Then he added music and dancing followed. One of the security guards would film and Garcia would post the videos to YouTube and it just kind of snowballed from there.

The prisoners are part of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center; most are serving their time on drug related charges. Roughly 1,500 male inmates appear in the dances. They even have special performances for the public now. The warden says they have a purpose now; their self-esteem is back and they love performing.

The particular video I have posted here was choreographed professionally by 3 of Michael Jackson’s dance staff. The video was featured as part of the “This is It” DVD. The prisoners have done an excellent job on their own but this one is just incredible.

“They Don’t Care About Us” Prison Performance

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