DCF moves Trans teen Jane Doe to a male jail without notifying her attorney


Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) is more concerned about the potential fall out than the welfare of Jane. Without so much as a word to her lawyers the girl was moved to a male jail purportedly for an altercation a resident at a female facility.

Previously Jane had been incarcerated in solitary, without committing a crime, and and would have remained would have remained there if not for the efforts of our community.

What purpose could possibly be served by placing her in a male jail other than punishment?

The New Have Register published Sunday the 13th reported that:

Officials said there is no “suitable place” in the Children’s Psychiatric Center in Middletown and placed her in the Juvenile Training School in Middletown, Connecticut’s only secure facility for delinquent boys.

She is in a single room separated from the boys.

“State police have been notified and we are confident they will take whatever action they deem is appropriate,” DCF said.

So Jane is back in solitary but this time she’s locked up in a facility for delinquent boys.

Just got word that @CTDCF moved Jane to CT Juvenile Training School:a boy’s facility. This is an outrage. Waiting on details #JusticeForJane
— Justice for Jane (@Justice4JaneCT) July 13, 2014

ACLU Staff Attorney Chase Strangio tweeted…

Non-trans girls never sent 2 boys’ facility as punishment; if a fight involves a trans person they r punished more harshly #JusticeForJane
— Chase Strangio (@chasestrangio) July 13, 2014

.@emily_esque Whether @CTDCF/@GovMalloyOffice care, the people will make them act. It’s time for action. Details coming soon #JusticeForJane
— Justice for Jane (@Justice4JaneCT) July 13, 2014

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Kelli, Busey is managing editor at Planet Transgender


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