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Life Behind Bars for GBT Inmates at the K6G

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Watch and read more here about Life Behind Bars for GBT Inmates at the K6G: http://bit.ly/1woqzPo At the Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail, a separate wing exists for gay, bisexual, and transgender inmates. Since its creation, the unit has gained a reputation as one of the safer, community-oriented units. The unit, known as the K6G, is home to approximately 360 GBT inmates. It was established in 1985 after the ACLU filed a lawsuit urging for the protection and prevention of assault against LGBT inmates. In this segment of "SoCal Connected," reporter Val Zavala tours the K6G unit and interviews GBT inmates charged with nonviolent felonies for a closer look at what happens behind bars. Watch all SoCal Connected videos here: http://bit.ly/1ludEHc SoCal Connected articles, videos, and more: http://bit.ly/1rMIUWL Like Socal Connected on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1p3brSq Follow Socal Connected on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1liFUIb Follow SoCal Connected on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1xWgbPV Follow SoCal Connected on Vine: http://bit.ly/TU2e5c Follow SoCal Connected on Google+: http://bit.ly/1hRLBSH Follow SoCal Connected on tumblr: http://bit.ly/1hRLYwo