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Transgender Inmates

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Panel OKs Parole For Transgender Inmate Seeking Sex Change

A California panel recommended parole for a transgender inmate on Thursday, a decision that could keep her from receiving the prison-funded sex reassignment surgery she says is necessary for her emotional health.

05/21/2015

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Parole Could End Inmate’s Effort To Have Sex Change Surgery

A California inmate who is seeking sex reassignment surgery at taxpayers’ expense faces a painful irony: If she wins freedom from a parole board, she would no longer be eligible for the prison-funded operation she says is crucial to her emotional health.

05/20/2015

Feds Revise Medical Rules For Transgender Inmates

Transgender inmates who did not begin treatment prior to entering federal custody can now receive sex hormones specialized mental health counseling and possibly gender reassignment surgery while serving their sentences.

10/03/2011

Court Nixes Gender Reassignment Surgery For Calif. Inmate

A transgender inmate who has lived as a woman since 1993 is not entitled to state-funded sex reassignment surgery or to be transferred to a women’s prison, a California appeals court ruled Wednesday.

09/21/2011

Transgender Inmates

On The Money: Transgender Inmates

California may be deep in debut, but taxpayers are shelling out hundreds of thousands of dollars for hormone shots to make some male prisoners look more like women.

CBS13/CW31 Television–05/10/2011