Black Transgender Woman Layleen Polanco Dies in Solitary Confinement at Rikers

Nicole Rojas
Jun 13, 2019 - 5:00

A transgender woman’s death at a New York City jail has sparked outrage and a demand for answers. Layleen Polanco was being held in the Restrictive Housing Unit at the Rose M. Singer Center on Rikers Island when she was found unresponsive in her cell on June 7. An officer was touring a housing area at the detention center around 2:51 p.m. when they found Polanco, the Department of Correction (DOC) said. Custodial staff performed CPR on the 27-year-old and used an automated external defibrillator until facility medical staff arrived. At 2:51 p.m., medical staff arrived and determined Polanco was unconscious and provided care for her until she

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