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CHICAGO — Strawberry Hampton, who had to sue the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) to be moved to a women’s prison, was released this week. Hampton was kept in prison five months after her release date. Hampton, a transgender woman, sued the IDOC in 2018 to be moved to a women’s prison after being the target of abuse from guards and other inmates. The Uptown People’s Law Center (UPLC) and the MacArthur Justice Center, which represented Hampton in her lawsuit and in her clemency effort, say that she was kept in prison beyond as retaliatory punishment for reporting sexual abuse. She was transferred to a women’s prison at the very end of 2018.