EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A transgender woman, who’s incarcerated at a men’s correctional facility in northern Illinois, is again suing the state Department of Corrections to be housed in a women’s prison after alleging she’s suffered abuse in several male facilities.
Deon “Strawberry” Hampton has sued the agency multiple times and has been transferred to four different facilities in the last year.READ MORE: Chicago Police Union President Urges Aldermen To Repeal Mayor's Vaccine Mandate For City Workers; 'This Tyrant At The Top Needs To Stop What She’s Doing'
Hampton currently resides at the Dixon Correctional Facility, after spending time at the Lawrence Correctional Center where other transgender inmates live.
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Hampton settled a lawsuit in January against members of the Menard Correctional Center. A separate suit against Pinckneyville Correctional Center officials will be heard March 16, 2020.
Hampton is serving a 10-year burglary sentence.
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