Prisoners are getting classes at HMP Dartmoor, in Devon, in order to clap along to music (Picture: PA)
Prison bosses are spending nearly £10,000 a year teaching inmates how to clap their hands and stamp their feet along to music.
Prisoners at HMP Dartmoor are taking part in a ‘body percussion’ programme, designed to help convicts with their anger management.
Those locked up are encouraged to use different parts of their body, including slapping thighs and snapping their fingers, to make noise to accompany pop music, according to a report in The Sun.
Popular tunes are said to include Happy by Pharrell Williams and Justin Timberlake’s Can’t Stop the Feeling.
The Prison Service claims that the music programme will help cut crime (Picture Gett/Andrew Aitchison)
It is understood a year-long contract was handed to Wiltshire-based firm Kaboom! to carry out the workshops at HMP Dartmoor.
The Ministry of Justice said the £9600 deal was in relation to ‘cognitive-based therapy’.
The Prison Service said: ‘Schemes like this help cut crime, which protects the public and saves taxpayer money.’
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The Prison Service claims schemes like these, showing prisoners how to clap and snap their fingers to music, helps reduce crime.