New York Inmates Sue Department of Corrections for Scheduling Lockdown During Solar Eclipse

Inmates at a New York prison are suing the state’s Department of Corrections after learning a mandatory lockdown would prevent them from seeing the solar eclipse. The men are incarcerated at the Woodbourne Correctional Facility, and they’re fighting to get the opportunity to witness the rare event. According to their lawsuit, the lockdown that will keep them from seeing the event violates their constitutional religious rights.

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