State Struggles To House Transgender Youth
by Hugh McQuaid | CT News Junkie
Apr 10, 2014
State prison officials were grappling Wednesday to establish a new policy for housing transgendered inmates following a court order handing the Correction Department custody of a transgendered minor.
The youth is a 16-year-old who is biologically male but has long identified as a female, according to a court document transferring the teen from the custody of the Children and Families Department to the DOC. The juvenile was committed to DCF in November after assaulting someone at Bridgeport Detention Center.
In the juvenile system, the teen has been recognized as a transgendered female and has been housed in female living sections at child detention centers and DCF facilities, or in isolation at male facilities.