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.
Yesterday, Katie Couric welcomed Laverne Cox, star of Orange is The New Black, Tiq Milan, GLAAD's Senior Media Strategist, and Chase Strangio, an attorney at the ACLU's LGBT and AIDS project to discuss a myriad of issues facing the transgender community.
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.
The GLAAD staff in Los Angeles joins the #JusticeForJane campaign and shares their reasons why.
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A transgender 16-year-old girl, Jane Doe, has now been held in solitary confinement at an adult prison facility for 50 days, without criminal charges against her.