Convicted Murderer Seeking Sex Change Surgery In Prison Sues Mass. Correction CommissionerMichelle Kosilek filed the lawsuit against Correction Commissioner Thomas Turco in her latest legal effort to receive a sex change operation at taxpayer expense.
Supreme Court Rejects Kosilek Appeal For Taxpayer Funded Sex-Change SurgeryThe Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a convicted murderer in Massachusetts who has been seeking taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery in prison.
Inmate Asks High Court To Hear Sex-Change CaseA federal judge ordered the Massachusetts Department of Correction to grant the surgery to Michelle Kosilek in 2012.
Federal Appeals Court Overturns Sex Change Surgery Ruling For Convicted Killer KosilekA federal appeals court has overturned a ruling ordering Massachusetts prison officials to provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery for an inmate convicted of murder.
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."