Today, Jane Doe has been imprisoned without charges at York Correctional Facility for 50 days. This is 50 days too many for this young trans woman who has been a victim of horrific abuses at the hands of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families.
Today, there are 5 things you can do on Jane’s 50th day of imprisonment to demand #JusticeForJane: That Jane Doe be released from York immediately and placed in a safe, loving and therapeutic environment.
1. Print & fill in this sign (or write your own!), take a picture & upload it to Twitter, Tumblr & other social media with the #JusticeForJane hashtag.
Some ideas: I demand #JusticeForJane because 50 days in prison without charges is too much!
I demand #JusticeForJane because mass incarceration destroys lives & families.
I demand #JusticeForJane because no one should be punished for defending themselves.
I demand #JusticeForJane because DCF has a responsibility to care for children, not abuse and lock them up!
2. Call & Tweet DCF Commissioner Joette Katz and CT Governor Dannel Malloy
Call DCF at 860-550-6300.
Call Governor Malloy at 860-566-4840.
Sample message: I’m calling to demand that Joette Katz and Governor Malloy take action to immediately release Jane Doe, the 16-year-old trans girl who’s been kept at York Correctional for 50 days now without charges. It’s an outrage that DCF and the State of Connecticut are responding to abuse by torturing the victim instead of giving Jane a safe environment.
How did your calls go? Reply to this post, tweet with #JusticeForJane or @Justice4JaneCT on Twitter and let us know.
.@CTDCF, @GovMalloyOffice: 50 days in prison is 50 days too many! #JusticeForJane means releasing her to a safe & caring environment now!
(You can edit the tweet before you send it. Make sure to use the #JusticeForJane hashtag!)
3. Write Jane a letter.
Jane needs letters of love and support for her struggle. Email email@example.com with the subject “Letter for Jane Doe” and the #JusticeForJane organizers will get your letter to her attorney, who can get it to her.
4. Sign & Share the Petition
Join over 4,000 others that have signed a petition demanding #JusticeForJane on change.org
5. Call your CT state legislator & make sure this can’t happen again.
DCF is holding Jane Doe under CGS Chapter 319 Section 17a-12, which allows DCF to imprison youth in their care without a crime being committed. Use this link to find your state legislator and demand 1) They pressure DCF Commissioner Katz and Governor Malloy to release Jane Doe into a safe, loving and therapeutic environment, and 2) Take action to repeal 17a-12 so that DCF can’t ever do this to another child.
I’m calling to demand that (legislator name) put pressure on Governor Malloy and DCF Commissioner Katz to release Jane Doe, the 16-year-old trans girl who’s been kept at York Correctional for 50 days now without charges. I also want (legislator name) to take action to repeal Conn. General Statue Chapter 319 Section 17a-12 so that DCF can’t ever imprison another child without charges again.