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Michelle Kosilek

Michelle Kosilek

Mass. Prison Officials To Appeals Court Judge: Inmate Doesn’t Need Sex Change

The Massachusetts Department of Corrections told a federal appeals court Thursday that prison officials have provided adequate treatment, including female hormones, laser hair removal and psychotherapy. He said only 5 percent of people with the disorder actually undergo sex-reassignment surgery and argued that it would pose security issues at the all-male prison.

05/08/2014

Michelle Kosilek

Massachusetts Appeals Court To Hear Inmate Sex Change Case

A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments from Massachusetts prison officials challenging a court order to provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery for an inmate serving a life sentence for murder.

05/04/2014

Michelle Kosilek

Mass. Prison Officials Appeal Sex-Change Ruling

Massachusetts prison officials are appealing a decision that would force taxpayers to pay for a sex-change operation for a transgender inmate serving a life sentence for murder.

01/31/2014

Michelle Kosilek

Appeals Court Upholds Sex Change For Mass. Inmate

A federal appeals court has upheld a judge’s ruling granting a taxpayer-funded sex change operation for a Massachusetts transgender inmate serving a life sentence for murder.

01/17/2014

Michelle Kosilek

Federal Appeals Court Hears Sex Change Case For Transgender Killer

Massachusetts prison officials asked a federal appeals court to overturn a ruling granting a taxpayer-funded sex change for a transgender inmate serving a life sentence for murder.

04/02/2013

Michelle Kosilek (file image)

Lawmakers: Public Entitled To Same Benefits Given To Kosilek

Rep. James Lyons and Rep. Marc Lombardo were outraged to learn of last month’s ruling by a federal judge, ordering the state to pick up the nearly $700,000 legal bill of convicted murderer Michelle Kosilek.

01/02/2013

Michelle Kosilek

Sex-Change Surgery For Transgender Killer Michelle Kosilek On Hold

A transgender inmate who won a court order for taxpayer-funded sex-change surgery will have to wait for that surgery.

11/20/2012

Michelle Kosilek

Transgender Killer Michelle Kosilek Wants State To Provide New Electrolysis

A convicted murderer who won a court order for taxpayer-funded sex-change surgery is asking a judge to order Massachusetts prison officials to provide electrolysis treatments.

11/19/2012

Michelle Kosilek

Transgender Inmate Fighting For Electrolysis

Convicted murderer Michelle Kosilek fought for more than a decade before a federal judge in Massachusetts ordered prison officials to allow her to have a sex-change operation.

11/18/2012

Michelle Kosilek

State Will Appeal Decision To Grant Sex-Change Operation To Convicted Killer

The state plans to appeal the ruling in the case of Michelle Kosilek, who was born as a man but lives as a woman in an all-male prison.

09/26/2012

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