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.
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.
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.
Prosecutors say an FBI agent overheard Boston marathon suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev making a “statement to his detriment” when his sister visited him in prison.
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.
Convicted Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger has been moved to a federal prison in Arizona.
42-year-old Robert Vick escaped prison, then turned himself in because of how cold it was.
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 […]
Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson tells USA Today he won’t let Aaron Hernandez get married in his jail. Is he overstepping his bounds?
Jamal Boleman of Providence was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Providence on charges including a conspiracy drug charge.