Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Justice For Jane J4J

Join the Justice for Jane Rally.

Justice for Jane! Rally Outside DCF Headquarters in Hartford
Friday at 1:00pm
505 Hudson Street - Hartford, CT 06106

Jane Doe, a 16 year old trans-girl is being held in solitary confinement in an adult prison and has not been charged with any crimes.
Since being sent to an adult prison eight days ago, 16-year-old Jane Doe has spent 22 to 23 hours a day in a prison cell.

Jane – a transgender, self-identifying girl whose name has not been released because she is a minor – has had no contact with anyone her age or been given any educational instruction, according to court documents she filed Monday about her living conditions.

An officer watches her in her cell 24 hours a day.

Jane is not incarcerated for a crime serious enough for her to be charged as an adult. She was sent to live at York Correctional Institution from the state’s juvenile justice system because the Department of Children and Families says it has no appropriate place to treat this “uniquely dangerous” youth. A spokesman said the placement is necessary to avoid endangering other committed youths and DCF staff.
CT Mirror By: Jacqueline Rabe Thomas

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