Her Sister Died in Rikers, …

This summer’s Black Lives Matter protests have brought renewed attention to the death of Layleen Polanco, a transgender woman who passed away at Rikers Island last June. She died from complications related to epilepsy while in solitary confinement, unable to pay a $501 cash bail, after her arrest on several misdemeanor charges and an outstanding bench warrant. While her family is suing New York City in a wrongful death lawsuit, Polanco’s sister has stepped to the front of the movement.

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