Tag Archives: Jane Doe

Jane Doe and Connecticut’s Carceral Crisis, Part II: The Office of the Child Advocate Lives Up to Its Name

Tweet  #452584447 / gettyimages.com When I last wrote about Jane Doe, I condemned the Connecticut State Department of Children and Families (DCF) for waging a PR war on her back, trying her through press-releases rather than in a fairly adjudicated court of law. Last week, the Connecticut State Office of the Child Advocate (OCA) formally [...]
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Trial By Press Release: Jane Doe and Connecticut’s carceral crisis

TweetTrans people are patriarchy’s constitutional crisis. Our very existence presents the gender order with an unfixable problem that is impossible to discipline back into its neat boundaries, save through the most extreme of actions. The Connecticut State Department of Children and Familes (DCF) has created just such a crisis in the case of Jane Doe, [...]
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No One is Disposable: #JusticeForJane and why dignity is a human right

TweetAs of this writing, seventy one days have passed since Jane Doe was unjustly incarcerated in the Connecticut State Prison by a government body charged with protecting her—a vulnerable, sixteen year old trans girl. To recap her situation: Jane Doe was a ward of Connecticut State’s Department of Children and Families (DCF) for much of [...]
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