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.
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.
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.
Emerson College student Donnie Collins wants to undergo a female to male procedure to remove his breasts.
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.
A convicted killer who wants a taxpayer-funded sex change may be costing the state even more money.
Lawyers for a convicted murderer who won a court ruling ordering Massachusetts prison officials to provide a state-funded sex change are asking the state to pay more than $806,000 in legal costs.
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.
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.