2020 trial date set for transgender inmate alleging abuse

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) – A 2020 jury trial date has been set for a transgender inmate suing Illinois Department of Corrections officials for alleged abuses.

The Southern Illinoisan reports that the suit brought by 26-year-old inmate, who goes by the name Strawberry Hampton and whose legal name is Deon Hampton, against Pinckneyville Correctional Center officials will be heard March 16, 2020, in East St. Louis.

The lawsuit is one of two Hampton filed. Another lawsuit against members of the Menard Correctional Center also alleges abuses, but that suit was resolved earlier this month. Hampton has recounted multiple beatings and sexual abuse by correctional officers.

The Menard case’s settlement included moving her from a male prison to Lawrence Correctional Center, a facility that already houses transgender inmates.

Hampton’s attorney says the Pinckneyville case’s extended timeline is not uncommon in civil rights cases.

Hampton is serving a 10-year burglary sentence.

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