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Landmark Ruling on Transgender Inmate Surgery
Thinking About Corrections


An article in the Boston Globe outlines a recent federal court ruling in favor of Massachusetts transgender inmate Michelle Kosilek. This ruling affirms a lower court ruling requiring the state to provide a taxpayer-funded sex change noting “that the treatment is necessary and that Massachusetts officials violated the prisoner’s constitutional rights by failing to provide the surgery”. It would be the first court-ordered, state-funded sex change for a prisoner in the country.

See the entire court record

For additional resources from NIC  - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Offenders

Posted Fri, Jan 24 2014 8:00 AM by Susan Powell
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