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(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, who is serving a life sentence without parole for murdering his wife, has a gender identity disorder.
He attempted to castrate himself and tried to commit suicide twice while incarcerated, according to a court order.
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