Del Toro Visits Puerto Rican Prison
Movie star BENICIO DEL TORO stunned convicts at a Puerto Rican prison on Monday (06Jul09) when he turned drama teacher for a day.
The Che star offered tips and encouragement to jailed theatre lovers at the Bayamon Regional Prison outside San Juan.
The Puerto Rico-born actor was on holiday in the Caribbean when he decided to pay a visit to prisoners.
He told inmates, "I believe everyone needs a second chance. I am here to help reaffirm that as long as there is life, you can still help society in some way, you can improve yourself."
He encouraged the inmates to read as part of their rehabilitation.