Jailed Conn. Trans Teen to Be Released

After spending nearly two months behind bars without being charged with a crime, Connecticut teenager Jane Doe may finally exit prison.

BY Parker Marie Molloy

June 05 2014 2:55 PM ET

Connecticut Department of Children and Families Commissioner Joette Katz

Earlier today, jailed 16-year-old transgender girl Jane Doe received news that she will soon be moved from York Correctional Institute for Women in Niantic, Conn., to a private treatment facility for youths located in Massachusetts.

While neither the name nor specific location of the facility was disclosed, Connecticut Department of Children and Families Commissioner Joette Katz told the Associated Press that she believes the teenager will exit York sometime in the next two weeks.

Today's announcement comes as public pressure mounts against DCF officials and Conn. Governor Dannel Malloy. In the past few weeks, a number of rallies have been held in New York City and Hartford, Conn., and Doe's supporters have been making use of the Twitter hashtag #JusticeForJane.

Doe, who has spent significant portions of her life in DCF custody, has detailed a history of abuse and assault, oftentimes at the hands of those charged with her protection.

Today marks Doe's 58th consecutive day in an adult correctional facility without facing charges.

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