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Michelle Kosilek

Major Ruling Made On Sex Change Operation For Inmate

AP | By RODRIQUE NGOWI | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a judge's ruling granting a taxpayer-funded sex change operation for a transgender inmate ser...

Should This Inmate Get a State-Financed Sex Change Operation?

NewRepublic.com | Posted 12.31.2013 | Crime

The warden wouldn't allow Michelle Kosilek to buy cosmetics, so she made them in her cell. ...

Transgender Inmate Seeking Electrolysis

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 01.19.2013 | Gay Voices

BOSTON — A transgender inmate who won a court order for taxpayer-funded sex-change surgery has no medical need for further electrolysis treatmen...

State Fights Surgery Ruling For Transgender Murder Convict

AP | Posted 10.03.2012 | Gay Voices

BOSTON -- Massachusetts has filed an appeal of a judge's decision to grant a convicted murderer's request for a taxpayer-funded sex reassignment surge...

Lila Shapiro

Michelle Kosilek Ruling Sparks Debate Over Rights Of Transgender Prisoners

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 10.01.2012 | Gay Voices

For years, Michelle Kosilek has been asking the Massachusetts prison system for "sex-change" surgery. Born Robert Kosilek, she went to jail in 199...

Inmate Getting Free Sex Change Also Gets 'Large' Reimbursement

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 11.17.2012 | Crime

BOSTON — A convicted murderer in Massachusetts who won the right to get a state-funded sex change is also eligible to have legal fees – ex...

Transgender Murderer's Gender Reassignment Surgery Ruling Reviewed By Governor

AP | Posted 09.09.2013 | Gay Voices

BOSTON -- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says his administration is reviewing a judge's ruling ordering state prison officials to pay for sex reassi...

Transgender Murderer Approved For Gender Reassignment Surgery

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 09.02.2013 | Gay Voices

BOSTON -- State prison officials must provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery to a transgender inmate serving life in prison for murder, beca...