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'We don't have weights. We have dancing.'
« on: September 05, 2007, 10:56:00 am »
Since I know you all have been clamoring for it... the story behind the prison who choreographs dance numbers... like 'Thriller'
 
 She-males and trannys lead the dancing, duh.
 
 From the story...
 "We don't have dumb bells here. We don't have weights. We have dancing," prison overseer Byron Garcia told CNN.
 
 And dance they do. Every able-bodied prisoner -- about 1,500 of them -- must dance. If they refuse, they lose certain privileges, mostly conjugal visits. Sometimes, the dancing occupies up to five hours a day. Garcia rejects claims he's abusing the prisoners' rights by forcing them to dance so many hours a day.
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 Leo Suico, who's accused of mass murder, says dancing means "we don't think of bad things." Fighting back tears, he says the experience has taught him "love" -- pure and simple.
 
 That sentiment is echoed by other prisoners, including Wenjiell Resane. An accused methamphetamine dealer and self-described "she-male," Resane shares a single prison cell with a dozen transsexuals. She has been waiting three years for trial.
 
 Resane is the star of the "Thriller" video in which more than 1,000 other prisoners took part.
 
 "I tried being a performer before, but no one took any notice," Resane says with the mock bashfulness of the practiced celebrity. "Now, in jail, I have become a star."
 
 The Michael Jackson role is performed with flair by 36-year-old Crisanto Niere, an accused crack dealer who has been waiting five years for trial.
 
 He loves the dancing and laughs at his unlikely fame, but says the video has brought him a reward he once thought would be forever beyond his reach. His son, Christopher, has only known him as a prison inmate.
 
 "He used to be so ashamed of me," says Niere. "Now when he goes to school, he tells everyone the dancer on the Internet is his father."
 
 He adds, "It makes me proud that my son is proud of me."
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Re: 'We don't have weights. We have dancing.'
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2007, 11:08:00 am »
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