Watch: Go Inside the Gay and Trans Wing of L.A. Men's Central Jail

Published: November 18, 2014

Sunnivie Brydum
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L.A. Weekly has published an in-depth report that invites readers into a segregated wing of the Los Angeles County Men’s Central Jail, which houses gay and transgender inmates separately from the general population.

The lengthy article offers unprecedented access to K6G, the 400-bed dormitory where inmates perceived to be gay or transgender are housed while detained at the downtown jail. Most impressively, L.A. Weekly’s Ani Ucar was allowed to bring a video camera into the jail and obtained on-camera interviews with several inmates, including a transgender woman who goes by the name Yah Yah.

The Weekly’s video reveals a relatively peaceful dorm that provides a sharp contrast to the racial, gang, and drug violence that’s common in general prison populations, even noting that some straight men attempt to get placed in K6G because it is considered less dangerous than being house with the general population.

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