The DFC version of the incident indicates that Jessica broke the jaw of one staff member and blinded the other. The state police report according to her public defender said the staff members suffered minor injuries. One of the staff members was fired for the incident, and all charges were dropped.
However, according to Commissioner Joette Katz, that incident was 'the straw that broke the camels back' which necessitated her transfer to a high-security prison.
Jessica's attorney seeking to free from this wrongful incarceration has filed an affidavit embedded below, in which Jesica describes in detail how she was sexually abused not only by her family, but by staff members of the DCF as well.
Cross posted from planetransgender.blogspot
Jessica gets a chance to tell about her life via this affidavit which her attorneys will present when they petition to have her removed from solitary and placed in CT DCF's new age appropriate locked facility. This facility was built specifically for youth who have endured a horrific childhood, just like Jessica. The only possible difference being that Jessica is transgender.
You can read her heart wrenching affidavit by clicking here.
Commissioner Katz, a former CT. Supreme Court Judge told NPR that she has received hate mail since Jane Doe was imprisoned. She says the criticism she has been forced to endure is "abusive" especially since of her recognition of these issues when she was on the supreme court before it was 'fashionable' to do so. Katz told NPR anyone who says she has targeted Jane Doe because of her being transgender is insulting and wrong and should stop.
You can listen to Commissioner Katz interview on NPR here.
You can also sign a petitioncalling for her release from York.
Across the web:
New Haven Register Editorial: Connecticut wrong to imprison transgender teen
Mew Haven Current Talks Begin Privately To Move Transgender Youth Out Of Prison
New Haven Independent Transgender Teen Decries Solitary Confinement