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Confined, not deterred – prison aerobics in Peru

Monday, June 17, 2013 - 01:00

June 17 - Inmates of a maximum-security prison in Lima, Peru stage a massive aerobics show hoping to break the world record for the most people dancing in prison. Tara Cleary reports.

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The yard at Lima's Lurigancho prison comes to life as 1,200 inmates take part in a massive aerobics class - possibly the world's biggest says the center's director. SOUNDBITE: Colonel Tomas Garay, prison director, saying (Spanish): "The objective on June 14 is to set a new Guinness Record and show the world that it's possible to change: that although they have lost their freedom, they have not lost their right to life." And prisoners seem to agree: since the project started, their lives have been altered dramatically. SOUNDBITE: Inmate Miguel Angel Suarez, saying (Spanish): "There has been a radical change in the prison and this is because of the work of the colonel and the work of all the guys who have been here." And in a crowded prison, mass aerobics is surely a move in the right direction.

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Confined, not deterred – prison aerobics in Peru

Monday, June 17, 2013 - 01:00