NYC Pays $280K Settlement for Rikers Anti-Gay Attack

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Thomas Hamm

Thomas Hamm (L) and his partner. Photo courtesy Lambda Legal

According to a press release from the victim's attorney, Thomas Hamm, a visitor to the Rikers Island facility, was beaten by two corrections officers hurling anti-gay slurs. Earlier this year, the Jail's Action Committee released a report maintaining that conditions for visitors to Rikers "continue to be discouraging at best and traumatizing and violent at worst . . .

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