Transgender Prisoners Fight For Surgery

Excerpted from Transgender Prisoners Fight For Surgery, published Aug 19, 2006, by Associated Press:

…Michelle Kosilek was Robert Kosilek when convicted in the killing of his wife. In 1993, while in prison, Kosilek legally changed his name to Michelle. Since then, Kosilek has been fighting with prison officials to complete her transformation into a woman.

Kosilek, 57, wants the state Department of Correction to pay for a sex-change operation. After two lawsuits and two trials, the decision now rests with a federal court judge…

The case is also being closely watched by attorneys and advocates across the country who say Kosilek is an example of the poor treatment transgendered inmates receive in prison.

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This article was posted on Friday, August 25th, 2006 at 12:16 am and is filed under 04 - Gender Confusion (Transgender), GLBTQ Terms, Government Promotion, Homosexual Hate, Not with MY Tax money!, Victims of Homosexual Murderers. You can follow any updates to this article through the RSS 2.0 feed.

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