As posted on Justice for Jane facebook page. This is an excellent article to read about the case.

Athena Wagner…/how-the-connecticut…/

Editor’s note: This is a guest contribution from Chase Strangio. Chase is a Staff Attorney with the LGBT & AIDS Project of the American Civil Liberties Union and the co-founder of the Lorena Borjas Community Fund.

For all our readers in NYC or near by here is the info:

Justice for Jane rally outside the ACS, 150 Williams Street, NY, NY. Rally will be held at 1pm.  Take the A, C, J, 2, or 3 train downtown to the Fulton Street Stop.

See the facebook page HERE.

Many thanks to Andy Thibault for publishing this statement over on the J4Jane rally page.

STATEMENT, 4-23-14
Jane Doe rebuts DCF commissioner: 

If Commissioner Katz wants to know who I am she should come to this prison and meet me … ‪#‎JusticeForJane‬ … If she does, she will see that I am more than what is written on paper …

Also this

ane Doe’s Affidavit Reveals 11 Years of Abuse Suffered Under DCF Custody

Here is Jane Doe’s affidavit detailing the extensive abuse she has suffered in the 11 years she spent under DCF custody (from ages 5 to 16.) She even reports being sexually assaulted by DCF staff. In light of the fact that Jane Doe has experienced so much trauma due to DCF’s irresponsible conduct, it is especially ludicrous and unacceptable that they are penalizing her by subjecting her to solitary confinement in an adult prison without any opportunity for any psychiatric treatment.

TRIGGER WARNING: rape, suicidal thoughts, sexual and physical abuse.


A 16 year old transgender girl in Connecticut (known as “Jane Doe”) has been incarcerated in…

“I can feel myself growing more and more isolated, frustrated, and feeling alone in my current isolation,” she wrote the court. “I need to be given treatment and services specific to my needs. I need to deal with the trauma I’ve experienced in my life. This prison cannot do that for me.” Jane Doe

The following is from the Ct. Mirror.

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.

Read the rest of the article, Transgender Ct. Teen Writes Court Of Her Living Conditions In Prison, by Jacqueline Rabe Thomas.

From J4J Justice for Jane facebook

A great interview on WESU about Jane, feat. Aaron Romano (Jane’s attorney), and Chris Garaffa and Al Riccio of the Party for Socialism and Liberation.

Episode 6 On this episode we speak with 3 guests — Chris Garaffa and Al Riccio from the Party for Socialism and Liberation and Aaron Romano the attorney of a 16-year-old trans girl who is…