Transgender Illinois inmate seeks clemency from governor

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CHICAGO (AP) _ Advocates for a transgender inmate who received rare approval from Illinois prison authorities to move from a men’s to a women’s prison have asked Gov. J.B. Pritzker to grant her clemency so she can be released immediately.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported on May 9 that Strawberry Hampton’s lawyers say authorities are penalizing the 28-year-old and delaying her release for reporting she was abused in prison and being vocal about it.

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Transgender Illinois inmate feels safer after transfer

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LINCOLN, Ill. (AP) | A transgender inmate who received rare approval from Illinois prison authorities to move from a men’s to a women’s prison says she feels safe in the new accommodations.

The Chicago Tribune reports 27-year-old Strawberry Hampton says she no longer worries about being attacked for being a woman.

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