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Michelle Kosilek

Mass. appeals inmate’s taxpayer funded gender reassignment surgery

Friday, January 31, 2014
BOSTON -- Massachusetts prison officials on Friday said they will appeal a decision that would force them to provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery for an inmate serving a life sentence for murder. [ Read more → ]
Michelle Kosilek

Federal appeals court upholds sex change for Mass. transgender inmate

Friday, January 17, 2014
BOSTON -- A federal appeals court has upheld a judge's ruling granting a taxpayer-funded sex change operation for a Massachusetts transgender inmate serving a life sentence for murder. [ Read more → ]
Michelle Kosilek

Appeals court to hear case on gender reassignment surgery for convicted murderer

Saturday, March 2, 2013
BOSTON — A federal appeals court will hear arguments in April in an appeal of a judge's ruling granting a taxpayer-funded sex change for a Massachusetts transgender inmate. [ Read more → ]
Michelle Kosilek (right), and as Robert Kosilek at the time of arrest in 1990.

Judge suspends ruling on gender reassignment surgery for convicted murderer

Thursday, November 22, 2012
BOSTON -- A federal judge, who earlier this year ordered that convicted murderer Michelle Kosilek be allowed taxpayer-funded gender reassignment surgery, ruled Tuesday that he would suspend his order until an appeal of his ruling by the administration of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. [ Read more → ]
Michelle Kosilek

Prisoner awarded gender reassignment surgery, attorneys seek legal expenses

Friday, October 5, 2012
NORFOLK, Mass. -- Convicted murderer Michelle Kosilek — who was granted taxpayer-funded gender-reassignment surgery ordered by a federal judge — is demanding $698 in reimbursement for legal expenses for arguing her case from behind bars, and her attorneys are seeking legal fees of in excess of $800,000, according to documents filed this week in U. S. District Court. [ Read more → ]
Michelle Kosilek

Federal judge approves gender reassignment surgery for convicted murderer

Tuesday, September 4, 2012
BOSTON -- A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to provide taxpayer-funded gender reassignment surgery to an inmate serving life in prison for murder, "because it is the only way to treat her serious medical need." [ Read more → ]
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