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  •  The DCF placed her in a male facility (12+ / 0-)

    after the incident in MA DCF transferred her to a male facility saying she was a threat to female staff, and the girls housed there.

    DCF unwittingly revealed their transphobia in that statement and action.

    A fact not missed by the ACLU:

    "No other girl in DCF custody has been endangered in this way. The result, if not the intent, is clearly discriminatory." —Sandra Staub, legal director of the ACLU of Connecticut

    There has only been one other instance of this law being used to incarcerate a youth, and that was 14 years ago.

    Out of all of the cases, DCF has been involved in Jessica's was so extreme that they put her into solitary??

    The event that led up tp her transfer to York  was grossly exaggerated by DCF as illustrated by her public defender's statement after he read the police report.
    If anything it was just the excuse they were looking for to kick her to the curb.

    "Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." Mark Twain

    by kellibusey on Sun Apr 20, 2014 at 03:19:44 PM PDT

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