Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

The Transgender Prisoner and the Eighth Amendment: Should the State Fund an Inmate’s Gender Reassignment Surgery?

A domestic crime that got little notice at the time has led to a landmark case involving the constitutional rights of transgendered convicts. In 1990, Robert Kosilek killed his wife, but in 2012 prisoner Michelle Kosilek’s fight for gender-reassignment surgery made headlines.

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