New York City Reaches $980,000 Settlement With Young Detainees Who Were Beaten, Forced Into Solitary Confinement
Four young detainees who were transferred from Rikers and imprisoned in an Albany jail have won their case against the city of New York.
Layleen Cubilette-Polanco was jailed on misdemeanor charges after she could not afford $500 bail.
Survivors of Rikers ban together to outline a clear path forward for the troubled prison complex and propose smart, humane alternatives.
Layleen Polanco, 27, was found unresponsive in her cell at the Rose M. Singer Center at Rikers Island on Friday afternoon.