Federal Judge Rules That Prison Inmate Should Receive Sex Reassignment Surgery

U.S. District Court Chief Judge Mark Wolf has ruled that prison inmate Michelle Kosilek deserves to receive the sex reassignment surgery she has demanded for well over 10 years. The Department of Correction doctors have prescribed the surgery, but the state of Massachusetts refused to provide the treatment. Kosilek was convicted of murdering her then-wife in 1990, but she changed her name to Michelle and has identified as a woman in an all-male prison since 1993. The Federal Bureau of Prisons settled a similar case last year, allowing a prisoner to receive the proper treatment she deserved.