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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Following the imprisonment of a 16-year-old transgender girl of color, Jane Doe, by order of the Department of Childr