MA Taxpayers Will Foot the Bill For Convicted Murderer’s Sex Change Operation

September 4 2012
by GSL Staff
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In the news of incarcerated criminals –

From CNN: “A federal court judge on Tuesday ordered Massachusetts officials to provide sex-reassignment surgery for a transsexual prison inmate, after determining that it was the only adequate treatment for the inmate’s mental illness.

The state’s Department of Correction said Michelle Kosilek, previously known as Robert, who is serving a life sentence without parole for murdering his wife in 1990, has a gender identity disorder.

Kosilek currently receives hormone treatments and for all intents and purposes lives as a woman in an all male prison.

The judge said it would be up to the Department of Corrections to decide how and where to house Kosilek after the surgery.

Ultimately it will be the taxpayers of Massachusetts to pay the bill for this operation.

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