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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

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Wife Pleads Guilty To Collecting $58K In Unemployment For Jailed Husband

A Somerville woman has pleaded guilty to charges that she collected more than $58,000 in unemployment benefits on her husband’s behalf while he was behind bars.

04/25/2014

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Boston federal court. (Sketch from Christine Cornell)

Feds: Marathon Bombing Suspect Made Detrimental Remark

Prosecutors say an FBI agent overheard Boston marathon suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev making a “statement to his detriment” when his sister visited him in prison.

02/28/2014

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

(Photo from U.S. Marshals Service)

Whitey Bulger Moved To Federal Prison In Arizona

Convicted Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger has been moved to a federal prison in Arizona.

01/10/2014

(Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images)

Keefer Madness: Escaped Inmate Turns Himself In Due To The Cold

42-year-old Robert Vick escaped prison, then turned himself in because of how cold it was.

98.5 The Sports Hub–01/09/2014

(Photo illustration by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Mass. Bill Would Ban Prisons From Handcuffing Pregnant Women During Childbirth

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts coalition of women’s groups, doctors and human rights organizations are pushing a bill intended to outlaw the practice of handcuffing women prisoners to hospital beds during childbirth. The bill would […]

12/14/2013

DAILY TALKER

Daily Talker: Should Hernandez Be Allowed To Marry In Jail?

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson tells USA Today he won’t let Aaron Hernandez get married in his jail. Is he overstepping his bounds?

07/03/2013

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Rhode Island Man Sentenced To 7 Years In Cocaine Mailing Scheme

Jamal Boleman of Providence was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Providence on charges including a conspiracy drug charge.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–01/19/2013

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