If you enjoyed the Thriller prison video, ABC News wants to lay down the guilt trip.
According to their investigative report, the prisoners in the video are treated worse than circus animals.
If you were an inmate who could walk, then you had to dance. If your feet hurt, too bad, because the show must go on.
But there are two sides to every story.
The warden, Byron Garcia, says he introduced dancing as a fun, physical fitness rehabilitation program. He dismisses complaints, noting that the dancing has completely altered prison culture:
“Prisoners don’t fight. They have dance face offs.”
I don’t know about you, but I’d rather get “served” by dancing instead of getting shanked in the gut.
It’s not like the police are rounding up innocent people with dancing skills off the streets, music video shoots, or wedding receptions.
Plus, the prisoners are learning crucial job skills. After they get out, they can audition for Broadway shows, be a hit with the ladies at the club, or even win So You Think You Can Dance.
Besides, being a warden’s personal dance monkey sure as hell beats what they do to the Falun Gong in China!
I think the guy in the photo would prefer Dance Dance Revolution in solitary.