New York prison inmates win right to watch eclipse

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I imagine some prison administration official reading that and staring at it for a bit thinking and then quietly telling an assistant to run to Target and buy all the eclipse shades they have in stock.

At this point stores are probably just about sold out of eclipse glasses (and if they’re not, they can charge and probably are charging $$$ for them.) Cheaper would be to print out the instructions on how to make a pinhole camera and provide the supplies for the inmates to make the devices.

Really prefer the pinhole devices. You can’t see a thing through the glasses except the sun’s image, which looks exactly like the image shown by the pinhole anyway.


… AIUI they’re usually trying to keep the inmates away from objects that can generate “pinholes” :thinking:

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