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Controversy over the video of prisoners and prison guards doing a reggaeton choreography


The raeggeton clip was made as part of a choreography contest in which inmates from different Buenos Aires prisons compete, but the participation of the guards is not allowed Credit: Video capture

Penalty 33 of Los HornosIt was the epicenter of a scandal after inmates and prison officers made and recorded a choreography, including perreo.





While the clip is framed within a prom contest, in which internal members of different Buenos Aires prison units, the presence of prison service staff it was not authorized and an internal investigation was opened for the case.

Controversy over video of inmates who dance reggaeton with penitentiaries (Source: TN)

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The video clip was recorded within unit 33 located in Los Hornos, La Plata party, and begins with a group of inmates who circulate in a car through the internal streets of the prison (the image is taken from a drone). Once they get out of the vehicle, the prey begin to dance.


The chosen theme is Move it, de Nicky Jam &Daddy Yankee and, as if paying attention to the title of the song, the group of women who star in the clip, dressed in black t-shirts and white shorts, they start with their choreography, leaning on the car, and with your back to the camera.



The Buenos Aires Penitentiary Service opened a summary to find out how a private vehicle entered the prison and how shots were taken over the perimeter wall
The Buenos Aires Penitentiary Service opened a summary to find out how a private vehicle entered the prison and how shots were taken over the perimeter wall Credit: Video capture

Later, the video clip shows at women who enter an internal space of the prison to continue with the choreography. It is then that the prison officers appear and join the dance routine. Then the guards disappear from the scene -a moment when the inmates use to make the most daring movements of the choreo- and they reappear a little while later.

The official explanation

He Buenos Aires Penitentiary Service (SPB) informed this medium that the dance of the inmates is framed in a context of a annual choreography contest that takes place in Buenos Aires prison units and is exclusively for women deprived of liberty.

This is the third year that this contest has been held, in which they participated 84 inmates of ten penitentiary units for women. As they said, it is an initiative that meets the objectives of “improving the general physical and mental condition of the inmates, as well as improving their coordination, reinforcing the values ​​that teamwork provides, raising self-esteem, channeling aggression, having fun and socializing. “

But the problem with this particular choreography is that the contest is intended only for inmates. “In the case of Unit 33 of Los Hornos, there they presented a production with the intervention of prison agents and as the order was not fulfilled, the jury disqualified them, “they said in the SPB.


In the SPB they assured that the intention of the Los Hornos penal unit was to integrate the agents with the inmates, in a difficult year where the inmates were deprived of receiving visits from family and friends
In the SPB they assured that the intention of the Los Hornos penal unit was to integrate the agents with the inmates, in a difficult year where the inmates were deprived of receiving visits from family and friends Credit: Video capture

“The video was made for the jury to see and nothing else, it was not for it to transcend,” sources said. SPB-. Now a summary was started for some issues, such as the entry of a car to the prison and the filming over the wall. “

Regarding the participation of the penitentiaries in the recording, something that was not authorized, in the SPB they assured that “there was no bad intention in that”.

“The unit authorities explained that they wanted promote integration after a difficult year due to the coronavirus pandemic and the lack of visits that the inmates had, “they indicated from the SPB. However, as the participation of the agents was outside the spirit of the initiative,”the corresponding summary was started “.

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