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Hunter Shkolnik on Law & Crime: Transwoman Dies in Custody

September 10, 2020

Transwoman Layleen Polanco suffered a seizure, while in solitary confinement, in Rikers Island. Prison officials knew of her medical condition and still placed her in solitary confinement, which her family believes contributed to her death. Hunter says, "It's very simple. You don't put a person with a known medical condition in solitary confinement."