Michelle Kosilek

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.


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.


Michelle Kosilek

Kosilek: Judge’s Approval Of Sex-Change Surgery Is ‘Right Thing To Do’

A Massachusetts inmate who battled with state prison officials for 12 years says a judge’s decision to grant her request for sex-change surgery is “the right thing to do.”


Michelle Kosilek (file image)

Killer Seeking Sex Change Also Eligible To Have Legal Fees Paid

A convicted murderer in Massachusetts who won the right to get a state-funded sex change is also eligible to have legal fees — expected to top $500,000 — paid as well, a federal judge ruled.


Michelle Kosilek (file image)

Killer Granted Taxpayer-Funded Sex Change Sells E-Book

One week after learning her aunt’s killer will be getting a state-funded sex change, Susan Ohannessian is speaking out with new outrage over an E-Book being sold by Michelle Kosilek.


Michelle Kosilek (file image)

Mass. Lawmakers “Greatly Troubled” By Judge’s Sex Change Ruling

50 state lawmakers are urging that the Department of Correction appeal a judge’s ruling that ordered sex change surgery for an inmate serving a life sentence for murder.


Michelle Kosilek (file image)

State Leaders Want Inmate Sex Change Ruling Appealed

A group of 50 Massachusetts legislators has asked the state Department of Correction to appeal a ruling from a federal court judge who ordered prison officials to provide sex-reassignment surgery to a transgender inmate.


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Sorry California…It Is Now “Only In Massachusetts.”

Where else, but in Massachusetts, would you find a judge who would rule in favor of a convicted murderer who wants to have a sex-change operation and have the taxpayers foot the bill? “Only in Massachusetts” kids


Michelle Kosilek (file image)

Family Outraged After Judge Orders Sex-Change Operation For Convicted Killer

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered state prison officials to provide a taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery to a transgender inmate serving life in prison for murder.


FILE- In this Jan. 15, 1993 file photo, Robert Kosilek sits in Bristol County Superior Court in New Bedford, Mass., on trial for the May 1990 murder of his wife Cheryl Kosilek. Kosilek was convicted and lives in prison as Michelle, a transgender, who has sued the state for a sex-change operation. Kosilek's lawyers will argue in federal court in Boston Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 that a recent ruling in another case supports her claim that the Department of Correction is violating her constitutional rights by denying her the surgery. (AP Photo/Lisa Bul, File)

Judge Apologizes To Inmate Seeking Sex-Change

A federal judge has apologized for his delay in ruling on a lawsuit seeking to order Massachusetts prison officials to provide a taxpayer-funded sex-change operation.