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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Prison officials: Inmate doesn't need sex change

Michelle Kosilek, formerly known as Robert J. Kosilek, in court in 1993. State prison officials don't want to pay for sex change surgery for Kosilek. A federal judge ruled in 2012 the state Department of Correction must provide surgery to treat Kosilek's gender-identity disorder.