Following THE CITY’s story about a collapsing unit in Rikers Island meant to protect trans women, the Legal Aid Society issued a statement on THE CITY’s findings.

“The Legal Aid Society, in response to reporting today from The City and New York Magazine featuring multiple former New York City Department of Correction (DOC) whistleblowers warning of growing transphobia in local jails under DOC Commissioner Louis Molina, called for accountability from City Hall and for the adoption of critical reforms released this past August by the New York City Council’s Task Force on Issues Facing Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, Non-Binary, and Intersex (TGNCNBI) People in Custody.”