And finally… none so blind

A prison in Japan deprived an inmate of his half-rimmed glasses because they created a “menacing aura”.

As a result, the prisoner suffered from headaches and bumped into others for months. Appalled at the treatment of the man, the Sapporo Bar Association complained to Tsukigata Prison about his treatment.

Officials at the prison cited the man’s menacing aura, which they argued could result in fights.

In 2020, the same prison confiscated a pair of glasses made by designer brand Bulgari on the basis they were “too ostentatious”.

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