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US: NYC pays out record settlement in death of trans inmate

US: NYC pays out record settlement in death of trans inmate

The family of a transgender woman, who died in a New York jail, has settled a lawsuit with the city for $5.9 million dollars, the largest civil settlement paid for a death in custody, according to advocates. Layleen Polanco, 27, a Black Hispanic trans woman, died of an epileptic seizure, during solitary confinement at Rikers […]