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Jailed Transgender Teen’s Advocates Concerned About Isolation

Advocates for a teenage transgender girl detained without charges at Connecticut’s women’s prison say they’re concerned she’s been held in isolation for more than a month now.


File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Conn. Inmate Wins $12K Verdict Over Foul Mattress

A Connecticut prisoner who said he was forced to sleep on a mattress that smelled of mildew and missing much of its stuffing was awarded $12,000 Friday by a jury that concluded he suffered cruel and unusual punishment.