Jane Doe Transfer Slated for Friday, Lawyer Says

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               From the within the walls of the holding cell at York Correctional Institute in Niantic, Jane Doe cannot see the faces of the hundreds of people that have sent her letters of support in the months since the Justice4Jane activist campaign launched with her transfer from Connecticut Department of Children and Family (DCF) custody to the adult female prison-a move DCF Commissioner Joette Katz says was prompted by an alleged history of “assaultive behavior”-where she has been in solitary confinement for 69 days.

                But if you ask Aaron Romano, the attorney representing her, the letters have provided morale support in a place-in an existence-where she has otherwise had none.

                “It’s been like nothing she’s ever seen before in her life,” Romano says of the 16-year old transgender youth, whose alleged history of abuse at the hands of DCF personnel, family members, and others, is chronicled in…

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