Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Transgender Inmates in American Prisons: Is the Michelle Kosilek Case a Precedent for Gender Reassignment Surgery?

Slowly, but surely, the government has been implementing laws and lifting bans so the LGBT community are seen as equals in society, but what happens when a transgender inmate wants a gender-reassignment surgery while behind bars?

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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