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Gay Man Dies at Rikers While Held Under $1 Bail; Family Seeks Answers

Gay City News.Twelve people, including Johnson, have died in New York City jails so far this year.New York’s chief medical examiner said that determining the cause of Johnson’s death would require more time, the outlet reported. The family requested a toxicology report.“Inmates came forward saying he had been complaining of stomach pain for days,” Johnson’s mother, Tracy Johnson, told Gay City News.

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