Date: Oct 20, 2015
On Oct. 4 nearly 100 people boarded a prison bus and that took them into
Yunlin Second Prison, but it turns out that they were actually there to watch and enjoy glove puppetry and lion dance performances.
As a way of passing on traditional culture, eight years ago Yunlin Second Prison engaged the services of husband and wife Mao Kuo-tsung and Chen Yi-chen from the Ming-Shi-Jie Hand Puppet Troupe to be tutors at the prison. Yunlin Second Prison’s chief warden Wu Cheng-hung says that the tuition in glove puppetry was extremely effective and the language and behavior of many members of the troupe has showed a marked improvement. Later on, the prison also established a lion dance and drumming class. [FULL STORY]