Massachusetts Judge Rules For Inmate's Sex-Change Surgery

By: CNN Posted By Samantha Anderson
By: CNN Posted By Samantha Anderson

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  • The state's Department of Correction said Michelle Kosilek has a gender identity disorder.
  • He is serving a life sentence without parole for murdering his wife
  • He had attemped to castrate himself and tried to commit suicide twice whil incarcerated

(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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