If I ever go to prison…again…

September 4th, 2012

…I’m going to come up with a “medical necessity” that can only be cured by being free.

A federal judge today ordered state prison officials to provide a taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery to a transgender inmate serving life in prison for murder.

U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf ruled in the case of Michelle Kosilek, who was born as a man but has received hormone treatments and lives as a woman in an all-male prison. Robert Kosilek was convicted of murder in the killing of his wife in 1990.

Wolf is believed to be the first federal judge to order prison officials to provide the surgery for a transgender inmate.

Kosilek first sued the Massachusetts Department of Correction 12 years ago. Two years later, Wolf ruled that Kosilek was entitled to treatment for gender-identity disorder, but stopped short of ordering surgery. Kosilek sued again in 2005, arguing that the surgery is a medical necessity.

via Federal judge orders taxpayer-funded sex change for wife killer – BostonHerald.com.

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  • 1. Dan  |  September 4th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    After the surgery, then what prison do they send her/him/it?
    Technically, her/him/it is still a male- just with enhanced parts and 1 thing chopped off and some different levels of hormones.
    I would think the women in prison would object to him/her/it being in a female prison.

  • 2. John Foust  |  September 6th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Why, Dan? Because you think they’d all feel as uncomfortable as you do about the concept?

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