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Transgender inmate gets rare transfer to female prison

December 27, 2018 11:09 PM
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This undated photo provided by the Illinois Department of Correction shows Deon "Strawberry" Hampton. The transgender woman serving a 10-year sentence in Illinois for burglary has been moved from a men's to a women's prison in one of the first cases of its kind in the state. Lawyers for Hampton announced her transfer Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, after year-long resistance from the Illinois Department of Corrections. (Illinois Department of Correction via AP)

CHICAGO – A transgender woman serving a 10-year sentence in Illinois for burglary has been moved from a men's to a women's prison in what is a rare accommodation by state prison authorities, her lawyers announced Thursday.

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