Jane Doe

Lawsuit filed for detained trans girl treated 'as a boy' by CT child welfare

Lawyers for a transgender 16-year-old girl, known in court documents only as Jane Doe, are suing Connecticut's Department of Children and Families and prison officials, alleging that Doe's traumatizing isolation in solitary confinement throughout this year violates her constitutional rights.

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After trans teen Jane Doe briefly escapes custody, #JusticeForJane campaign to hold rally for her release

On Tuesday, the transgender teenager known as Jane Doe, who was imprisoned by order of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) in May without criminal charges against her, briefly escaped from custody at a juvenile center for delinquent boys before being found by police hours later.

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July 18, 2014

UPDATE: Jane Doe moved to male facility

GLAAD has been following the story of Jane Doe, a 16-year-old transgender girl of color, and we are dismayed to report that Doe has been moved to Connecticut's Juvenile Training School (JTS), the state's only secure facility for delinquent boys.

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Image of trans teen Jane Doe shared with essay by trans activists demanding #JusticeForJane

Jane Doe, a 16-year-old transgender girl, has been in prison without charges against her for 65 days, but her image and name have been kept anonymous by the Department of Children and Families.

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Trans teen to be moved to "treatment center for youths," says Conn. DCF

The Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) Commissioner Joette Katz said today that the transgender teen girl known as Jane Doe, who has been held in an adult prison for nearly 2 months without criminal charges against her, will be admitted to a treatment center for youth in Massachusetts.

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Lawyer says jailed Conn. transgender teen 'deteriorating' despite move within prison

Aaron J. Romano, an attorney for the transgender teenage girl imprisoned in Connecticut, says that the girl's situation has not improved following her move to a different area of the adult prison, according to The New Haven Register.

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Conn. newspaper editorial calls for release of transgender teen girl from prison

An editorial in Connecticut's New Haven Register calls for the release of transgender teen girl, Jane Doe, from the prison where she is being held without criminal charges against her by order of the state's Department of Children and Families.

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