By: Kyle James | 01-06-2018 | News
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Transgender Inmate Seeking Transfer To Female Prison

A 26-year-old transgender woman in Chicago has made a bizarre request to the prison where she is serving a 10-year sentence for burglary.

Deon "Strawberry" Hampton filed a lawsuit asking for a transfer from the male prison where she is held to a female prison where she says she will be less vulnerable to abuse. Prison officials have authorized the transfer of transgender inmates to a prison of the opposite sex in the past but it is very rare.

Federal data from 2016 showed there were no transgender prisoners in Illinois' two female prisons but there were 28 in the state's 24 male prisons. Hampton claims in the lawsuit she has been regularly singled out for brutal treatment at the high-security prison in southern Illinois, Menard Correctional Center.

A U.S. magistrate judge began an evidentiary hearing in Hampton's case Friday in Benton making it the first hearing of its kind. The hearing is expected to last several days and is focused on Hampton's gender identity and on whether she could pose a risk to female inmates if she was allowed to transfer to a female prison.

During her time at male prisons, Hampton claims guards made her and another transgender inmate perform sex acts on each other as the guards hurled slurs and mocked them. She also says once she was transferred to the higher security Menard prison, guards warned her they would retaliate if she raised complaints about guards.

Hampton also claims that being in a male prison has damaged her physiologically since she can't wear her hair or nails long saying, "I feel inhuman." Surveys conducted on the topic of transgender inmates in prisons do support claims that transgender inmates are at a greater risk of abuse.

Illinois Department of Corrections lawyers argued that since Hampton hasn't had a sex reassignment surgery she is a greater risk to women if she would be moved to a female prison. To counter this claim, Hampton's defense argued that she has low testosterone levels to due to previous hormone treatments and was "functionally chemically castrated."

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Anonymous No. 15379 2018-01-06 : 10:22

Wow, still has a male frame, can't be allowed in female prison "she" possesses a physical advantage over woman. Bad idea pandering to this libretard bs

N2N No. 15381 2018-01-06 : 11:04

If the Male Plumbing is still there NO.

If ? IT is a true Trans and Not a Tranny OK?

But either way the Taxpayers should not be the ones paying for ANY upkeep med's or proceedures. They are in Jail for a serious crime not to get Free sexual reassignments.

Anonymous No. 15406 2018-01-06 : 18:22

I agree 100% with you N2N. But want to add the same should apply to our armed forces.

As I see it currently we have "persons" with a wish to change their gender but cannot afford the elective procedure, so they join say the Navy as an officer (still putting up the stable front) soon after they start into their speciality (ATC or pilot training) they start seeing the shrink stating they are stuck in the wrong body. Once the shrink is convinced they "need" gender reassignment the procedure gets paid for via tax $$ and upon resignment they have their chosen gender and a decent prospect for a good paying job.

Trump tried to eliminate the tranz from the military but i think it became evident there are to many in high positions?

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