Layleen is believed to be the tenth black trans woman to die from instances of alleged violence or neglect in 2019 alone.
At least 50 women have taken legal action against the Department of Corrections for the unlawful encounters.
The guard punched the inmate three times in the face, landed three swift uppercuts, held him in a headlock and elbowed him five times before another guard arrived.
High days and holidays bring acute pain to mothers and children divided by incarceration.
The facility where Brian Coll kicked Ronald Spear to death is so violent it's currently under federal oversight.
The officers were charged with multiple counts in the assault on the Rikers Island prisoner.
The 22-year-old who was kept in solitary for two years was the focal point of a 'New Yorker' profile on the brutality of Rikers Island.
A $130 million, four-year plan will attempt to better improve processing and treatment of mentally ill individuals in the criminal justice system.
Murdough was a homeless former marine when he died in the city-run jail last winter.