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NY agrees to let six prisoners watch solar eclipse for ‘religious’ reasons with glasses provided

Posted on AllSides April 5th, 2024
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Their prayers were answered.

Six inmates who cited “religious beliefs” when suing their upstate New York prison to view Monday’s solar eclipse have reached a settlement allowing them to witness the astronomical marvel.

The prisoners at Woodbourne Correctional Facility — who include a Baptist, a Muslim, a Seventh-Day Adventist, two practitioners of Santeria and even one atheist — will be allowed to observe the celestial wonder from the prison’s yard, the inmates’ lawyers said in a statement Thursday.

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