Judge orders Idaho to give transgender inmate gender surgery

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) | A federal judge says Idaho must provide gender confirmation surgery to a transgender inmate who has been living as a woman for years but who has continuously been housed in a men’s prison.

Barring any appeals, under the ruling Adree Edmo will become the first Idaho inmate to receive gender confirmation surgery while in Idaho Department of Correction custody.

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Parole recommended for California inmate seeking sex reassignment surgery

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A state panel recommended parole for a Northern California transgender inmate on May 21, a decision that could keep her from receiving the prison-funded sex reassignment surgery she says is necessary for her emotional health.

Michelle-Lael Norsworthy is no longer dangerous and should be freed, a pair of parole commissioners decided after a hearing. Norsworthy, 51, has served 28 years in prison for a second-degree murder conviction from Orange County.

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Transgender inmate’s suit puts light on prison healthcare

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Christa Allen wasn’t your typical inmate.

Back in 2002 — four years before she was sentenced to time in the Rockville Correctional Facility — Allen had undergone a male-to-female gender-reassignment surgery.

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Appeals court overturns sex-change for inmate

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BOSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has overturned a ruling ordering Massachusetts prison officials to provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery for an inmate convicted of murder.

Michelle Kosilek, born Robert Kosilek, has waged a protracted legal battle for the surgery she says is needed to relieve the mental anguish caused by gender-identity disorder.

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