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Topic - Joette Katz
A transgender teenage girl detained without being charged at Connecticut's adult women's prison is being held in isolation more than a month after being sent there by a state judge, her lawyer said Monday.
An unusual decision to put a transgender girl at a Connecticut women's prison is sparking a heated debate over how to handle a teenager called dangerous by the state but portrayed as vulnerable by her attorney.
One of her goals, she said, is changing the mindset of department employees who feel it's less risky for their job security to place a child in a group home than with relatives.
"I asked the Juvenile Court to transfer the youth to the adult system with great reluctance and sadness," Katz wrote in an op-ed in The Hartford Courant.