Netflix’s five-part docuseries, “Happy Jail,” goes inside the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC), a maximum security prison in the Philippines where dancing is part of the inmates’ exercise and rehabilitation.
CPDRC shot to worldwide fame in 2007 when its performance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” went viral.
Ten years later, the prison faces intense scrutiny when a former inmate, Marco Toral, is hired to run it.
Directed by Emmy Award winner Michele Josue (“Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine”), “Happy Jail” premieres August 14 on Netflix.
Read the story at Rappler.
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