Surveillance Video Shows Guards Laughing And Waiting 90 Minutes To Call For Help After Trans Inmate’s Death

Layleen Polanco, a young transgender woman from New York City was found dead in a cell at Riker’s prison on June 7, 2019.

Now, a year later, security footage of that evening reveals prison guards waited an hour and a half following Polanco’s seizure to call emergency services.

The video, released by the Polanco family attorney, shows in frightening detail what little regard the Riker’s guards had for Polanco’s life.

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