The City: Layleen Polanco’s Death Inspires Bail Fund For Transgender Inmates

“The effort has generated more than $10,000 in donations from fewer than 100 donors in less than a month, according to Kaminer, 52, who works in IT and lives in Hells Kitchen.

The money has been used to free six transgender inmates so far, he said.

“All of the discrimination the trans community faces in their lives funnels them into the criminal justice system,” said Deborah Lolai, the LGBTQ client specialist at the Bronx Defenders.

Two of Lolai’s clients were bailed out by the fund after a fundraising push for their cases was posted on Facebook.”

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