DOC, Transgender Inmate Reach Agreement
Strawberry Hampton, a transgender inmate in Illinois, has reached an agreement with the Illinois Department of Corrections. Hampton says Illinois Prison guards sexually assaulted her and later threatened to physically harm her for filing a complaint. She asked to be transferred to a women’s facility for her own safety. Lawyers for Strawberry Hampton say the Department has agreed to immediately transfer Hampton from a maximum security men’s prison to a lower-security men’s prison, where her lawyers believe she will be safer. A gender committee must then meet with in 60 days to asses her placement in a women’s facility.