Freed transgender inmate to fight for trans prisoner rights

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ABOVE: Deon “Strawberry” Hampton, screenshot via MacArthur Justice Center’s YouTube channel.

CHICAGO (AP) | A transgender woman who just got out of prison says she’ll continue to fight for the rights of other transgender inmates now that she’s free.

Strawberry Hampton, of Chicago, was released Monday from Logan Correctional Center that houses women inmates outside of Lincoln. She was serving a 10-year sentence for burglary. She maintains her innocence.

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New York City jails to accommodate transgender inmates

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NEW YORK (AP) — Inmates in New York City’s jail system will be housed with fellow inmates of the gender they identify with, officials said Monday.

The announcement by Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city commissioner of human rights means New York will join San Francisco in establishing a policy to accommodate transgender inmates.

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