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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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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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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Tweet  Happy 93rd birthday, 19th Amendment! (Sorry we’re a day late.) Thanks for giving women the right to vote! (And sorry Republicans are trying to go backwards and limit, instead of expand suffrage.) This condition causes women to give birth to stillborn babies, suffer incontinence and creates a strong and unpleasant smell that results in [...]
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