Monday, October 8, 2007

The Arts in Prison

Since mandatory dancing began in this Philippians prison (CPDRC), rife with gang violence, violence has dropped to zero for the past year. It makes me wonder what "force" is used to gain compliance.

Despite my concern, I cannot help but smile when I watch this. I am reminded how much the arts are important for our well being. It also brings to mind words like community, productivity, and parhaps some joy. Everyone deserves a bit of all of these.

There are 1,500 of these people in the yard. It is quite an accomplishment if you ask me.

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