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When the solar eclipse arrives, N.Y. prisons will be locked down

  

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Via:  perrie-halpern  •  3 weeks ago  •  11 comments

By:   NBC News

When the solar eclipse arrives, N.Y. prisons will be locked down
Preparations for April's solar eclipse have ramped up as the highly anticipated astronomical event nears — those preps, it turns out, include New York's prisons.

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The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision announced its plans to cancel visitations at nearly two dozen facilities in the path of totality on April 8.

In total, the department said 23 facilities "will experience total darkness ranging from approximately one and a half minutes to approximately three and a half minutes." Those sites will be closed to visitations all day, while facilities not "directly" in the path will end visits early at 2 p.m.

The DOCCS solar eclipse plan doesn't just affect visitations. According to Hell Gate, a "system-wide lockdown" will be put in place during the eclipse "as a safety precaution."

A memo issued by the department earlier this month reportedly states that all persons in DOCCS custody will be locked in their housing units between 2-5 p.m. on April 8, Hell Gate reported. Despite this move, the department allegedly made a large purchase of solar eclipse safety glasses to distribute to the incarcerated population on the day.

April's event will be New York's first solar eclipse in almost a century, and the state has been preparing for this moment for months.

Gov. Kathy Hochul shared earlier this year the state's plan to ensure a unique, safe and inspiring experience for the hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and visitors who plan to experience the event throughout New York.

Last week, the Democrat launched a statewide effort to protect enthusiasts, in part by distributing limited-edition eclipse glasses at 30 locations throughout New York.

"The total solar eclipse will be a once-in-a-generation experience for our state, and it's critical that New Yorkers have the tools and information to enjoy it safely," Hochul said in a statement announcing the plan."From heightening awareness of scams to providing thousands of New Yorkers with eclipse glasses, I'm focused on giving everyone the resources they need to safely experience this extraordinary event."

When is the eclipse?

During the afternoon of April 8, 2024, a total eclipse will encompass the western and northern parts of New York state. In less than 15 minutes within a 3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. window, the moon will pass between the Earth and sun, turning day into night for 1 ½ minutes to 3 ½ minutes.

The roughly 100-mile wide path of totality will enter in the southwestern part of the state just after 3:15 p.m., and will depart northern New York just before 3:30 p.m. Cities and towns within this path include Jamestown, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Watertown, Old Forge, Lake Placid and Plattsburgh. The entire event will last for up to 2 ½ hours, marking the time the sun is first obstructed to the last moments when the moon's shadow is cast.

For other areas of the state that are outside the path, there will still be quite a celestial spectacle. The minimum coverage in the state will be on Long Island, with the sun being shadowed at 88% there. New York City will see 89% coverage, with 96% in the Capital Region.


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evilone
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1  evilone    3 weeks ago

We will have a solar eclipse, the large hadron collider will be running experiments AND 3 rockets will be launched. Add in locked down prisons and let the wild conspiracy theories commence! 

 
 
 
cjcold
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1.1  cjcold  replied to  evilone @1    2 weeks ago

Wow! didn't even go out of my way to buy some cheap plastic glasses to watch it. 

Why the hell are fools making such a big deal of this eclipse?

It's just another day.

Maybe a little darker at times

Seems with the cloud cover here, won't even be able to see it. 

 
 
 
cjcold
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1.1.1  cjcold  replied to  cjcold @1.1    2 weeks ago

I'll see it on TV and save my eyes.

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.2  devangelical  replied to  evilone @1    2 weeks ago

geez, don't encourage them...

 
 
 
Krishna
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2  Krishna    3 weeks ago

A memo issued by the department earlier this month reportedly states that all persons in DOCCS custody will be locked in their housing units between 2-5 p.m. on April 8, Hell Gate reported.

Despite this move, the department allegedly made a large purchase of solar eclipse safety glasses to distribute to the incarcerated population on the day.

So during the Eclipse, the inmates will be "locked down" in areas where there's no way they can see the Eclipse. And the state spent money to purchase safety glasses for the inmates that protect the eyes of people viewing the Eclipse.

Once again NY State gov't acts extremely wisely with taxpayer monies-- NOT!

 
 
 
Krishna
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2.1  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @2    3 weeks ago
So during the Eclipse, the inmates will be "locked down" in areas where there's no way they can see the Eclipse.
And the state spent money to purchase safety glasses for the inmates that protect the eyes of people viewing the Eclipse. Once again NY State gov't acts extremely wisely with taxpayer monies-- NOT!

Reminds me of an olde saying:

There's no cure for "stuck on stupid!!!"

 
 
 
Krishna
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2.1.1  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @2.1    3 weeks ago
Reminds me of an olde saying: There's no cure for "stuck on stupid!!!"

And then there's the story of George Santos who was elected to Congress (from NY3).

 
 
 
George
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2.1.2  George  replied to  Krishna @2.1.1    3 weeks ago

And yet George Santos is gone, What are the democrats going to do about the Senator from New Jersey.

 
 
 
Krishna
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2.1.3  Krishna  replied to  George @2.1.2    3 weeks ago
And yet George Santos is gone, What are the democrats going to do about the Senator from New Jersey.

This seed is not about New Jersey -- its about New York state.

(Which is, as one might say "a horse of another color"):

Secretariat Wins the Belmont--what, by how many lengths was that again? jrSmiley_26_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Krishna
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2.1.4  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @2.1.3    3 weeks ago

And yet George Santos is gone, What are the democrats going to do about the Senator from New Jersey.

Gone???

LOL-- don't be so sure-- its not that easy to get rid of him!

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Former US Rep. George Santos, expelled from Congress, says he is running again

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Krishna
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2.1.5  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @2.1.4    3 weeks ago

 What are the democrats going to do about the Senator from New Jersey.

THIS?: 

Santos, a Republican who is just the sixth member to be ousted by fellow House members, posted Thursday night on X that he will challenge Republican Rep. Nick LaLota, who represents a district on New York’s Long Island that is different from the one Santos represented before he was expelled.

Note:

a district on New York’s Long Island

FWIW, New York's Long Island is not in New Jersey (suggestion: check the map).

Perhaps you are confusing "Long Island" (in New York State) with "Long Branch" which is in New Jersey?

 
 

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