[Ed. – Think about this. This poor 16-year-old, a biological male, has been in facilities for girls and women since early 2013. But the individual keeps attacking other people and presenting a threat to inmates and workers. It took them this long to decide to put the person in a facility that can handle him — the facility he should have been put in to begin with, because he’s actually a juvenile male. His personal history is awful, BTW (see link above). We should have no desire to laugh at him.]
A transgender girl has been moved to Connecticut’s juvenile home for boys after she was accused of assault, the latest transfer of a troubled teenager who was sent to a psychiatric facility after supporters protested her confinement in a women’s prison without criminal charges.
The Department of Children and Families said Sunday that the girl, identified only as Jane Doe, assaulted another youth and a staff member and destroyed property at the Children’s Psychiatric Center in Middletown on Saturday night.
Officials said there is no “suitable place” at the psychiatric facility “that can ensure the safety of youths and staff” and moved her to the nearby Juvenile Training School, Connecticut’s only secure facility for delinquent boys. She is in a single room separated from the other residents.
Gary Kleeblatt, a spokesman for the agency, said the unit at the psychiatric center where the girl had been held is the only secure, all-female facility run by the agency. He said he could not release details of the alleged assault.