- Associated Press - Saturday, June 14, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A federal judge has canceled a hearing on whether to order Connecticut officials to stop detaining a transgender teenager in an adult prison where she had been held for two months without criminal charges.

Judge Robert Chatigny (SHOT’-nee) was to hear arguments Monday in Hartford. He canceled the proceeding and set a status conference for Wednesday. The reason wasn’t disclosed.

The 16-year-old girl’s lawyer was seeking an injunction against what he called her unconstitutional detention in solitary confinement at the state women’s prison in Niantic.

A state judge ordered the girl transferred into prison officials’ custody in April after child welfare officials said she was too violent to handle.

State officials announced June 5 that the teen had been accepted for admission to a private treatment center in Massachusetts.

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