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.
Massachusetts Appeals Court To Hear Inmate Sex Change CaseA 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.
Mass. Prison Officials Appeal Sex-Change RulingMassachusetts 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.
Appeals Court Upholds Sex Change For Mass. InmateA 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.
Federal Appeals Court Hears Sex Change Case For Transgender KillerMassachusetts 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.
Lawmakers: Public Entitled To Same Benefits Given To KosilekRep. 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.
Sex-Change Surgery For Transgender Killer Michelle Kosilek On HoldA transgender inmate who won a court order for taxpayer-funded sex-change surgery will have to wait for that surgery.
Transgender Killer Michelle Kosilek Wants State To Provide New ElectrolysisA 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.
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.
State Will Appeal Decision To Grant Sex-Change Operation To Convicted KillerThe 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.
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."