'We're not in Abu Ghraib. We're in Connecticut, in a constitution state. This is nothing short of human rights abuse,' Aaron Romano, the teen's attorney, told CNN.
New Haven Register Editorial:
Governor should intervene, free transgender teen
The state of Connecticut is responsible — we are responsible — for a small number of children who have been failed by or have lost their parents.
If the Department of Children and Families’ treatment of one teen girl is an indication, we are failing to meet our obligation to protect and nurture ...
'They are just using solitary confinement as default placement so they don't have to figure out questions about where to safely house transgender individuals'